ERIC Number: ED251004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
TELIDON as an Enhancer of Student Interest and Performance.
The use of different instructional methods/materials in a college course on the behavioral aspects of drug action (caffeine) was studied at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The course employed the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI). Although students were highly successful in completing the course, student evaluations indicated that the course was not as interesting as they had expected. Student attitudes concerning highly interactive graphic material in the form of videotext presentations (TELIDON) were assessed. Over 300 students participated in the evaluation. Two sections of the course were taught using traditional lecture and seminar techniques. Two sections of the course were taught using a PSI format with module quizzes presented via a VAX computer system. Two other course sections also experienced the PSI format but these students took quizzes via TELIDON. The combination of a PSI format and the use of the color/graphic/text TELIDON mode of presentation produced enhanced student performance and course satisfaction without increasing student study time. Overall, TELIDON was accepted by students as a superior mode of communication. Information presented via TELIDON was judged to be more definitive and helpful than the same information provided by a lecturer or via computer text. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Personalized System of Instruction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).