ERIC Number: ED071662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Research Project to Determine the Student Acceptability and Learning Effectiveness of Microform Collections in Community Junior Colleges: Phase II. Final Report.
Five pilot studies were conducted at four two-year colleges in the Washington, D.C. area during the 1970-71 academic year to identify relevant variables for subsequent in-depth examination in this USOE-funded research project which is designed to determine student acceptance and learning effectiveness of microform. Known as Phase II, the year's activities consisted of developing procedures and instruments, evaluating microform equipment, preparing and packaging microform materials, and testing the effects of selected variables that are potentially critical to student acceptance and learning. Phase I (see ED 040 708) sought to (1) identify common courses and programs in community colleges nationally, (2) develop a bibliography for each area, and (3) provide a plan for conducting the study, itself. In Phase II, the examined variables were (1) mode, (2) access, (3) content, (4) format, and (5) image polarity. Experimental students evidenced little resistance to microforms--either roll film or microfiche. It was found that microfiche acceptance is not differentially affected by the above five factors. Data confirmed that students who used learning resource materials in microform learned as well as students who utilized traditional hardcopy materials. (Author/CK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.