ERIC Number: ED329241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Wait Time and Guidance in Interactive Videodisc Instruction.
Smith, Eric E.
The results of five experiments investigating the effects of forced pauses and guided processing in an interactive videodisc instructional system are presented. The results indicate that forced pauses at strategic locations in an interactive videodisc tutorial may improve achievement for some students without interfering in the achievement of others. The use of guided processing is supported, but not under conditions of complete learner control. Further, the guidance should be used to remind learners to use the strategies they would normally use, such as self-pacing for movement from screen to screen, if the instruction was presented through other methods. Data are presented in both narrative and tabular formats. (13 references) (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Systems, Interactive Video, Learner Controlled Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Pacing, Programed Instruction, Psychological Studies, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference of the Association for the Development of Computer-based Instructional Systems (32nd, San Diego, CA, October 28-November 1, 1990).