ERIC Number: ED063755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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A Pilot Study to Test the Effect of Visual Stimulus Presentation Strategies on Learning a Motor Skill. Final Report.
A study was designed to determine if multiple-image (four frames at a time) presentations of stimulus material would provide a superior learning mode for students when compared to the usual single image linear presentation of the material. Students who were learning to use audiovisual equipment in an automated laboratory situation were subjects: each was randomly assigned to either the standard (one frame at a time) carrel or to the experimental (four frames at a time) carrel. All subjects were given subsections of the Minnesota Rate of Manipulation Test, viewed the learning materials, and took a timed, practical operation criterion test. Results of analyses disclosed no significant differences between the experimental and control groups, although there were a number of factors which may have contributed to this: the inability to time learning or testing sequences to the second; the possibility of problems with older subjects; the simplicity of the task; the flexibility of the sequence required for task performance; and the possibility of using the four frame presentation in different, alternative ways. (SH)
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Sponsor: Connecticut Univ., Storrs.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Education.