ERIC Number: ED090940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov-15
Reference Count: N/A
Media Adjunct Programming: An Individualized Media-Managed Approach to Academic Pilot Training.
McCombs, Barbara Leherissey; And Others
The influences of two different instructional techniques--media adjunct programing (MAP) and traditional instructor classroom (TIC) methods--upon several variables were examined. These dependent variables included student learning and retention, state anxiety, state curiosity, time-to-criterion, and student and instructor attitudes. Matched groups of students in an undergraduate pilot training course on weather were randomly assigned to the MAP or TIC treatment. The MAP group completed the course more quickly, averaging a 29% savings in time. Postest and retention test results showed no significant differences between groups. The MAP students showed lower state anxiety and reported more positive attitudes toward their instructional method. Predictions of an inverse relation between state curiosity and state anxiety were only partially supported. It was concluded that the individualized, self-paced, multimediated MAP treatment was both effective and feasible, since students receiving it learned faster, had lower state anxiety, better motivation and more positive attitudes. Individualization of subsequent courses was recommended so that students who finished early would be able to continue at an accelerated pace. (PB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Williams AFB, AZ.