TRAINING BY TELEVISION. THE COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF INSTRUCTION BY TELEVISION, TELEVISION RECORDINGS, AND CONVENTIONAL CLASSROOM PROCEDURES,
FORDHAM UNIV BRONX N Y DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The report is concerned with the evaluation of television as a medium for rapid, mass training. The principal findings of an experimental comparison of television training are presented along with other forms of training for Naval Air Reservists. Some groups of Naval Air Reservists were taught by television broadcasts. Comparable groups were shown film recordings of these broadcasts or were taught in the conventional manner by instructors who gave lectures and used only standard training aids. All of the trainees were tested, and the results of these tests were compared and analyzed statistically to find the relative effectiveness of the three training methods used. The experimental program shows that television is an excellent training medium and that it can easily be made better than good classroom instruction.
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