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ERIC Number: EJ937684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Using Relevant Video Clips from Popular Media to Enhance Learning in Large Introductory Psychology Classes: A Pilot Study
Rowland-Bryant, Emily; Skinner, Amy L.; Dixon, Lee; Skinner, Christopher H.; Saudargas, Richard
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v22 n2 p51-65 2011
The purpose of this study was to enhance students' learning by supplementing a multimedia lesson with interesting and relevant video clips (VCs). Undergraduate students watched a target material PowerPoint (tmPP) presentation with voice-over lecture covering the Big Five trait theory of personality. Students were randomly assigned to one of four groups. Students in the two experimental conditions watched the tmPP with 10 VCs from the popular media, each exemplifying an extreme for each trait. The VCs were presented either before or after the corresponding target material. A No-VC group was exposed only to the tmPP, and a Control group was exposed to neither the tmPP nor the VC. Each group then completed a quiz containing 40 target-material and 20 VC items. Both groups who watched the VC scored significantly higher on the target-material items--including seductive, applied, and factual items--than those who did not view the VC. Discussion focuses on characteristics of supplemental video clips that may enhance student attention and learning. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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