ERIC Number: ED111444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Followup Report on the Attitudes and Preferences of Those Students Enrolled in the Televised Course, Child Psychology, at Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois.
Frazer, Gary W.
One manifestation of the concept of individualized instruction has been the rediscovery of television as a useful tool. In order to identify student attitudes toward a televised child psychology course and assess the quality and rigorousness of the course, a questionnaire was developed and administered to students who watched the course at home on cable television and to those who individually viewed the course at their own pace in the college Learning Resource Center. Students seemed to favor the flexibility of the televised programs in the library to the structured viewing approach over cable television. Over half of those who responded indicated that the amount of work required was about the same as that of other courses, but the degree of pressure was perceived as about the same or less. Almost 75 percent of those using only the library indicated that they learned the same of less than in other courses, while 65 percent of cable users indicated that they learned the same or more; this is perhaps due to a difference between the perception of the full-time student. Failure to complete the course seemed less attributable to course difficulty than to other, outside pressures on the student. Recommendations are made, and the questionnaire is appended, along with 16 tables of the findings. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Waubonsee Community Coll., Sugar Grove, IL.