ERIC Number: ED156154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Transfer, Informational Feedback, and Instructional Systems Development.
Howard, Charles W.
As part of a project to convert Army training programs into self instructional sets of materials, this study was conducted to determine the relative efficiency of five types of instructional strategies. Efficiency, measured in terms of achievement and teaching time, and development time were considered. The five strategies studied include: (1) instructional text, (2) text with post text questions, (3) text and post text questions supplemented by knowledge of results on questions, (4) text, post text questions, knowledge of results and remedial instructions, and (5) programmed instruction. Randomly assigned to six groups, the 720 subjects were trained in the identification and functions of components of a low voltage circuit tester. ANOVA and ANCOVA analyses of data show that instructional strategies using post text questions are as effective and efficient as programmed instruction. (STS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Sixth Symposium on Psychology in the Department of Defense (USAF Academy, Colorado, April 20-22, 1978)