ERIC Number: ED056460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Predicting Success in an Individualized Multi-Media Instruction Program Using Variables of Aptitude and Personality.
Jelden, David L.
A study was devised to investigate the effectiveness of predicting success and failure in an individualized multimedia course in electronics. The media available included programed texts, slides, 16 mm. films, and textbooks. Measures of psychological and ability factors of the 136 subjects who participated were taken by means of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) and the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB). Subjects were divided into low and high achievers according to their grade in the electronics course. In addition, data were obtained from personal interviews, teacher anecdotal records, and answers to student questionnaires. Findings suggested that media as a sole means of instruction may not be suited for all learners, but works well for most, and is superior to traditional classroom instruction. Also, results indicated that 1) select factors of the EPPS and GATB (especially intelligence) were capable of predicting achievement within the multimedia environment used for this study, 2) whether the high achiever uses verbal or visual media is not critical since success for him can be achieved with any media, and 3) the majority of students said they liked the system and would recommend its continuance in the course. (SH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.
Note: An inquiry into learner controlled education