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ERIC Number: ED042332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan-19
Pages: 17
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Qualitative Effects of Increasing Subject Matter Content and Mediating Certain Lecture Portions of an Honors Course in College Physics.
McHenry, Dale E.; And Others
Freshmen cadets in an enriched mediated honors course in General Physics achieved slightly less on a 40 common-item criteria test than cadets in a traditionally taught honors course in the same subject, although the mediated course included approximately 40 percent more content in the area of modern physics. In the enriched course, audiovisual aids and devices were used on a large scale during lecture hours, and the analog computer was substituted for traditional laboratory demonstrations to illustrate complex physical phenomena. The results were interpreted to mean that extensive acceleration and enrichment of the course were made possible through mediation at only a tiny cut in terms of achievement of the traditional material. No immediate attempt was made to assess attitudes, but in a later study of the same course 70 percent of the cadets were pleased with mediated overview lectures, 93 percent with the use of audiovisual aids, and 80 percent with the use of the analog computer. (Author)
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