ERIC Number: ED143382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep-15
Evaluation of the Business 105 Telecourse "It's Everybody's Business".
Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.
During the fall semester of 1976, a pre-test/post-test study was conducted to compare open circuit television and on-campus instruction for "introduction to business" students. The telecourse consisted of on-campus orientation, newsletters, a study guide, 30 TV programs, telephone assistance, selected activities, and examinations. The sample included 261 telecourse students and 98 on-campus students from seven campuses. Tests were administered during the first and last instructional weeks to measure career interests, locus of control, and student attitudes toward the field of business. Additionally, a final achievement test was given. Findings indicated no appreciable change in the career interests of either group, and no significant change in attitudes. Both groups mastered the course objectives, but the television group mean score of 89.95 was higher than that for on-campus students (80.00). Locus of control scores shifted significantly more for television students, while those of on-campus students changed in only one category. Group differences included age, sex, and ethnic distributions. Females in both groups achieved higher mastery scores, as did students above age 28, but overall achievement was comparable for both groups. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.