ERIC Number: ED457856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep-25
The Effects of Instructional Media and Ethnocultural Characteristics on Egalitarian and Utilitarian Learning: An Empirical Digest of Controlled Research Studies.
Many educational researchers have harnessed various technologies of instruction to improve the reliability of their egalitarian and utilitarian interventions. Their experiments with adolescents and adults yield important post-course effects, yet, little is known about the effects of instructional media with adolescent or adult multicultural subjects. These are important to instructional and motivational designers and planners working with such populations. This paper gives professionals and experienced practitioners empirical information on the application possibilities, message content, communication channel(s) used, audience characteristics, and audience response. It should be useful for professionals and experienced practitioners who want to understand how to make informed decisions when planning for instructional media interventions with adolescent or multicultural populations. The related literature is presented in two sections: (1) Information (Knowledge) and/or Attitude Change Studies, and (2) Persuasiveness Studies. A synthesis of responses to deal with the challenges of organizing and optimizing egalitarian and utilitarian interventions concludes this digest. (Contains 14 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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