ERIC Number: ED126868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Formative Research in Comprehension of CTW Programs: A Series of Proposals.
Mielke, Keith W.; Bryant, Jennings, Jr.
The following methods are suggested to measure the comprehensibility of Children's Television Workshop productions: (1) comprehension tests inserted into the program; (2) dual audio testing--a technique which inserts comprehension questions into the empty spaces in the regular program audio track; and (3) program interruptions which permit subjects to demonstrate comprehension in play or game situations. In other methods, the subject indicates when learning has occurred by telling when he or she finds the answer to a question asked before the program, by narrating the program with only the audio or video portion as a recall aid, by requesting repetition of program segments, or by audio responses when viewing. Another test measures the comprehensibility of stimulus material by indexing the degree of distraction needed to make the material incomprehensible. (EMH/PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.