ERIC Number: ED130608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Sep-19
Reference Count: 0
Training Firemen Using an Aural-Visual Teaching Machine.
Fuchs, Frank H.; Silvern, Leonard C.
To test the effectiveness of teaching machine technology, an experiment was conducted in which an existing course in "Forestry Camp Watershed Fire Training" was translated to teaching machine format and delivered via the Videosonic Teaching Machine. A 252-step lesson was administered to 34 firemen recruits. A pretest, posttest, and retention test were administered and results were compared with the results for 259 experienced firemen who took the same exam but were not exposed to the training. Recruits showed substantial improvement and their test scores exceeded those of veteran firemen. Responses to an opinion questionnaire revealed that trainees were in favor of the new technique. An outline of the curriculum and a sample opinion questionnaire are included. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hughes Aircraft Co., Los Angeles, CA.
Note: Archival document