ERIC Number: ED159965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Introductory Psychology (First Offering). Course Evaluation Report.
Sell, G. Roger
Introductory Psychology is a multimedia course that may be taken for college credit from the University of Mid-America, which allows the learner to proceed at his own rate, and which encourages a support system of administrators, faculty, and learning center staff to assist the learner in the accomplishment of educational goals. The evaluation plan for the course was designed around two offerings. During the first offering, it was expected that some general indicators of course suitability could be generated; during the second, that more specific aspects of the course would be examined in light of the first findings. Seven broad questions are addressed in this paper: (1) Who enrolled? (2) How did learners evaluate their experience with Introductory Psychology during the course? (3) How well did learners perform on the graded exams and how long did it take them to complete the course? (4) How did learners evaluate their experiences after completing the course? (5) What correlates of learner performance were found for the first offering of Introductory Psychology? (6) What predictions can be made about the course? (7) What improvements are needed for further evaluation? Information about these concerns should be important to several audiences, including course development teams, delivery system personnel, and evaluation specialists. A learner profile is given along with learner responses to unit evaluation forms and test performance. The unit evaluation form is appended. (LBH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Delivery Systems, Educational Television, Higher Education, Independent Study, Institutional Research, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Open Education, Participant Satisfaction, Psychology, Research Projects, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Telecourses, Television Curriculum, Television Research
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Mid-America, Lincoln, NE.