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ERIC Number: ED157508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Interactive and Non-Interactive Audio-Visual Programs. Applied Educational Research and Evaluation Module.
Parsons, Ralph
This study was undertaken to determine if the instructional quality of audiovisual materials is improved when student self-tests are included in the program. Two sound/slide programs on reading line graphs were tested on one-year vocational students at Forsyth Technical Institute, North Carolina. Twenty students in the experimental group used interactive material with self-tests mixed into the program. The control group of 26 students used an identical program without interactive material. All students took the same post-test based on the objectives of the program; these were lower-level cognitive objectives. The test scores were compared using a t-test (two tailed). The post-test results indicated that the experimental group achieved a higher percentage of program objectives at the 5% level of significance. The advantage was so narrow, however, and the limitations of the study so numerous, that further study was recommended. (VT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. practicum, Nova University