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ERIC Number: ED140831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-5
Pages: 72
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
To Determine Whether Videotape Instruction is More Effective for Learning than the Traditional Didactic Approach.
Stepsus, Patricia Ann
This study was designed to provide Widener College with data to determine whether videotape instruction was more effective for learning than the traditional didactic approach. Thirty-one students, enrolled in the junior year of the baccalaureate program in nursing at Widener College, participated in the study. A criterion-referenced pre-test was given to the 31 students. Then the class was randomly divided into two groups. Fourteen studnts in Group A viewed the videotape on the Administration of the Denver Developmental Screening Test while 17 students in Group B received the same information by the didactic method. The students were given the opportunity to administer the Denver Test to a child in the clinical area. The two groups were given a posttest to measure learning gain. Both groups improved their scores on the posttest, although there was more of an increase in Group B than in Group A. Since both methods produced learning on the posttest, and the students seem to favor the videotape presentation, the videotape method with an instructor present for discussion appeared to be a viable method for this course. Recommendations are made for further study. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: 64p; Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University