ERIC Number: ED076322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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A Comparison of Student Performance in a College Engineering Course Between Two Lecture Methods: A Taped Recording and a Printed Transcription.
Harris, Woodfin Grady, Jr.
The audio-tutorial approach to the teaching of a college engineering science course was studied, using 104 subjects to determine its effectiveness in comparison with the instruction completed by using printed transcripts of the same material. Class and lab lectures were normally presented through the use of taped recordings and a set of lecture notes in this course. Three selected lectures were transcribed verbatim onto printed pages. Subjects were ranked according to cumulative grade-point averages and divided into pairs. One subject in each pair was randomly assigned to either the control group or to the experimental group which received printed transcript lectures. Three objective tests, a retention test covering all three lectures, and an attitude questionnaire were used to secure student scores. Statistical analyses showed that no significant differences were found between the experimental and control groups. High grade-point students of the control group slightly favored taped recordings while low grade-point students of the experimental group slightly favored the printed transcripts. An integration of the printed transcripts, lecture notes, and taped recordings appeared preferable. (Author/CC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Audiotape Recordings, College Science, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Engineering Education, Instruction, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Tutoring
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University