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Training by Television--A Study in Learning and Retention.
Rock, Robert T., Jr.; And Others
An experiment to evaluate the effectiveness of narrative television as a teaching device for Army reservists showed that television instruction is effective, remembered, and liked by reservists. Of the 3000 reservists who took part, all grades of officers and enlisted men were able to score higher on a standard questionnair (which they were allowed to see before the experiment) after they had been instructed during eight sessions on a simple problem of military tactics. The experiment indicated that one level of presentation could be effective for all grades of officers and enlisted men, so long as too much material was not given too quickly. Officers retained more information over longer periods than others. The most effective style of presentation was the narrative style, especially when augmented by meaningful and somewhat dramatic films, and when dealing explicitly with concrete topics. The comparative effectiveness of the television presentation versus other types of media is not discussed. (BB)
Descriptors: Educational Television, Experimental Teaching, Learning, Learning Experience, Military Personnel, Military Science, Military Training, Production Techniques, Retention (Psychology), Television, Television Research, Television Teachers, Training Methods
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Authoring Institution: Office of Naval Research, Port Washington, NY. Special Devices Center.