THE VALUE OF NOTE-TAKING DURING FILM LEARNING (RAPID MASS LEARNING).
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK
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The experiment was conducted to learn the value of taking notes while viewing an instructional film. The study was performed by testing four groups of college freshmen to determine how well they mastered the content of two films under different conditions of note-taking. Test data for 216 students showed the following results 1 Taking notes while watching the film resulted in reduced test scores. 2 Review of the notes before taking the test resulted in slight gains over note-taking without review. 3 The highest test scores were made by the groups that watched the films without taking notes. The principal implication of this study is that taking notes while watching an instructional film seems to interfere with learning from the film. Related studies have shown that only when the film develops very slowly, with pauses and repetitions, can students improve their learning by some participation exercise.
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