ERIC Number: ED175434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Microfiche and Printed Materials in Individualized Instruction: A Comparison.
Graham, Linda L.; Johnson, Kirk A.
Comparisons were made between the use of microfiche materials and conventional printed materials for individualized instruction in two short military courses on aviation and ground maintenance. One group of students in each course used printed instructional materials and microfiche for course achievement tests, while another group used microfiche for instructional materials and tests. In both courses a control group used printed materials and tests exclusively. There were no test score differences among any of the three groups in each course; however, while results indicated that microfiche materials had an initial adverse effect on training time in the first course, this effect decreased rapidly in the second course. Before commitments are made to an extensive use of microfiche materials, it is recommended that their long-term effects be evaluated in a study with sufficient power to assure potential users that real differences in training time as large as those found in this study do not exist. Appendices include a list of course modules, sample learning guides, tables showing cell means for interactions and correlations between attitude and training time, and two student attitude questionnaires with results. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel and Training Research Lab., San Diego, CA.