ERIC Number: ED249984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
A Program Evaluation Concept and Methodology--The Video Storyboard: An Evaluation of "The Public Library." The Essential Learning Skills Television Project: Research Report.
Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.
A 10-minute videotape program that reviews library skills was evaluated with 8 fifth and sixth grade classes in the St. Louis area to determine both the effectiveness of the program itself and the method of formative program evaluation. The program used videotaped slides to present program ideas. Questions focused on whether students who viewed the tape improved in the specific library skills presented, the level of sophistication of fifth and sixth graders as library users, their library experience, whether they liked the videotaped slide sequence, and whether students perform library tasks differently in groups than individually. Results of both pre- and post-testing and testing without exposure to the program indicated that the review of library skills provided in the videotape did not serve to raise student's scores on written tests of library skills. The research methodology was determined to be both economical and fruitful for formative evaluation. The production approach using slide to tape was liked by most students, but a number of questions concerning its efficacy remain. (Author/LMM)
Descriptors: Educational Television, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Intermediate Grades, Library Skills, Media Research, Production Techniques, Programing (Broadcast), Slides, Videotape Recordings
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($2.50 per copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Portions of appendices may be marginally legible due to poor type quality. For related documents, see IR 011 420-427.