ERIC Number: ED194108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Visual Instructional Strategies and Cognitive Style.
Leps, A. Arvo
Aptitude-treatment interaction was used to determine if learners with a preference for a holistic learning style (as opposed to a serialist learning style) learn more effectively with non-linear, rather than linear, instructional materials. One hundred and fifty college students underwent pretesting for content familiarity with the basics of photography. Then three tests, all drawn from the 1976 edition of the ETS "Kit of Factor Referenced Cognitive Tests," were administered to determine the students' learning styles. Next the participants were randomly assigned to two audiovisual presentations, one linear (a conventional tape-slide presentation) and the other non-linear (a multi-image tape-slide presentation). Learning was measured with both immediate posttests and delayed retention tests. The results of the study showed that the matching of the holistic learners and the non-linear instructional materials yielded no better outcomes with regard to increased learning effectiveness than the matching of holistic learners with linear instructional materials. (LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Multi Image Presentations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Denver, CO, April 1980). For complete proceedings of the Research and Theory Division, see IR 008 914.