ERIC Number: ED066124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of General Chemistry Slide/Audio-Tape Programs.
Barry, Roger D.; Carter, Robert A.
This document presents an evaluation of an instructional system to assist students in the general chemistry course. These materials include a series of 16mm sound motion picture films that outline the required laboratory experiments, slide/tape programs for individual student use designed to teach the student how to analyze and draw conclusions from the laboratory data for each experiment, similar slide/tape programs covering many of the lecture topics, and an instructional booklet that contains sets of problems and learning exercises related to lecture topics and an outline of each laboratory experiment. Four major points can be cited as a result of the evaluation study: (1) the achievement of students who used the slide/tape programs was superior to the achievement of those who chose not to use them; (2) for those students who used the materials, achievement tended to increase slightly as the amount of time devoted to the slide/tape programs increased; (3) a slightly higher proportion of low than high ability students chose to use the slide/tape materials; and (4) lower ability students who chose to use the materials tended to spend slightly more time on them than did high ability students. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Northern Michigan Univ., Marquette. Institutional Research Office.