Accession Number:

AD0783843

Title:

Factors Relating to the Development of Optimal Instructional Information Sequences.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr-31 Dec 73,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV FORT WORTH INST FOR THE STUDY OF COGNITIVE SYSTEMS

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Inscal multidimensional scaling was shown to be of value with respect to 1 defining the information complexity of technical, 2 developing sequences of key concepts within technical material, and 3 providing an index of expert inter-rater concensus. Inscal provides an indication of the correspondence between experts understanding of concept interrelationships and students understanding of concept interrelationships. Major findings from the final phase indicated 1 alternative sequences of instructional material influenced student performance, 2 pictorial technical information sequences resulted in small performance differences when compared to verbal print sequences, 3 technical information difficulty debililated student performance, 4 student reading aptitude was significantly related to student performance under both pictorial and verbal print presentation modalities, and 5 instructional sequences did not interact with student aptitude. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE