ERIC Number: ED050140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Formative Evaluation Procedures Used in Designing a Multi-Media Physics Course.
Branson, Robert K.
This research conducted at the U.S. Naval Academy as part of a total effort to design a multi-media physics course, collected data on the learning materials used in Fall 1969, investigated the technical characteristics of the criterion-referenced test items used, and studied student preferences for the alternative study approaches. The ultimate intention is to develop an effective and efficient physics course which can be readily modified by the various course instructors. Seven alternative teaching/learning approaches were developed, based on objectives derived from four widely used physics textbooks. These approaches included two forms of lectures, a study guide, videotapes, and other audiovisual aids. Results demonstrated that the method of instruction was not the critical element in student performance, that students could achieve good results on their own if provided with the necessary instruction and materials, and that if data is collected systematically and used to revise course components, considerable improvements can be made at each iteration. (CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.