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ERIC Number: ED062985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Test of the Effect of Audio Playback of Student Speeches Upon Student Attitude and Speech Improvement in the Public Speaking Classes at Pierce College.
Lagerstrom, James R.
The presumption that increased media utilization yields better results was tested at Los Angeles Pierce College (California). To study the effect of media on the learning and attitudes of students in the public speaking (Speech I) class, two matched groups of 41 subjects were treated identically, except that the experimental group used tape recorders to record their speeches for self-evaluation. At the end of the semester both groups were evaluated by three college speech teachers, and the experimental group of students completed questionnaires designed to reveal their attitudes toward their own speaking, their improvement in speech, the course, and the audio playback technique. Conclusions reached indicated that the audio playback of student speeches was of some value in improving student attitude toward the course, the students' specific vocal skills, and the students' ratings of themselves. Audio playback had no noticeable effect on students' attitudes toward either their own speaking or their improvement in speaking. (Author/RN)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Pierce Coll., Woodland Hills, CA.