ERIC Number: ED046253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-30
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A Comparison of the Effects of Information Mapped Learning Materials and Traditional Materials on the Learning of Concepts via the Printed Page and Computer Cathode Ray Tube.
A study was made of the learning effects of information mapping; i.e., the technique of organizing materials on the printed page in a format which clearly illustrates the order and organization of the materials. The investigation of the effects of information mapping and information-mapped feedback on achievement, time variables, and attitude utilized the printed page and computer-assisted instruction. A systems approach was used to develop a set of hierarchically arranged learning materials. Forty-four members of the Army National Guard of Tallahassee served as subjects to compare information-mapped materials with traditional materials. No significant differences were found in the comparison of 15 dependent variables. Significant differences were demonstrated for all sttitudes toward the materials, with subjects showing more positive attitudes toward information-mapped materials than traditional materials. A trend in performance and time variables suggested that information mapped/feedback treatment resulted in better performance. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Display Systems, Feedback, Input Output Devices, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Organization, Programed Instructional Materials, Student Attitudes, Systems Approach, Task Performance, Textbooks, Time Factors (Learning), Verbal Communication, Written Language
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-713 987, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.