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ERIC Number: ED085182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 169
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A Study to Determine Whether General Concepts Which are Commonly Taught by Motion Pictures can be Learned as Effectively by Sequential Still Photographs During Traditional Versus Self Paced Study Periods.
Wells, Russell Frederick
Reported is a study investigating the use of sequential still photographs rather than motion picture or slides as a media for instructional purposes for a botany course at the university level. Six experimental groups of randomly chosen students viewed visual materials presenting given concepts by three modes--motion pictures, slides, and sequential still photographs, in either a traditional (timed) or self-paced (non-timed) study. Students were asked to extrapolate conceptual information from the presentation. Analysis of variance and correlational studies were used on the data. No significant differences were found between the three modes of presentation but a definite trend was evidenced favoring more effectiveness in using the static pictorial presentation than by using motion pictures. It was concluded that, although certain media are most effective in presenting specific concepts, learning did occur with each of the media. Consequently, the choice of a single medium for presentation of concepts must be based upon its effectiveness in learning, its availability, portability, expense, and study time required. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Purdue University