ERIC Number: ED130619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Sep-7
Reference Count: 0
A Study in the Applications of Teaching Machines.
Homme, Lloyd E.; And Others
Three experiments were conducted to test the effectiveness of programed learning. The first compared the use of a programed text and a teaching machine with a television plus conventional lecture presentation in a DC Electricity course. The second experiment tested the same techniques in an AC Electricity course. The third experiment compared methods of homework preparation to determine if regular homework assignments or programed text homework was more effective in learning calculus for electronics. In DC and AC Electricity courses, there was no significant difference in the performance of subject groups on final unit examinations. The group using a programed text for homework was compared on four examinations with a group using conventional homework techniques. The programed group was significantly superior. In all experiments the programed techniques appeared less affected by ability levels and took less learner time. The report includes samples of the programed materials used. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Device Center, Orlando, FL.
Note: Archival document