Title page for ETD etd-07082010-020155
|Type of Document
||Hardison, Diana Dixon
||Library instruction in a community college :a study to determine the comparative effectiveness of classroom teaching and a video self-instruction unit for developmental and degree-program students.
||Doctor of Education
||Community College Education
|Moore, David Michael
|Andrew, Loyd D.
|Huffman, Stanley A.
|Sullins, W. Robert
|Weber, Larry J.
|Date of Defense
The study attempted to determine if library skills in a community
college could be taught more effectively within a one-class-period time
frame by a video self-instruction unit or by classroom teaching. The
experiment also considered the comparative effectiveness of both modes
of instruction when used in groups of developmental and degree-program
students. The study was conducted at a multi-campus community college
in the fall of 1976. Fourteen English classes (seven developmental, and
seven degree-program) participated, yielding 120 subjects after attrition.
Each class was separately randomized into two groups. The first
group reported to the classroom as usual for instruction in library
skills; the second group completed a video self-instructional unit on
their own during a designated time period. Instructors of the classroom
groups administered post-tests to their students immediately after the
lesson. For students in the video self-instructional groups, members of
the Learning Resources Center staff administered the post-tests individually.
Delayed post-tests were administered to students in both types
of groups, by the instructor, 12 days after the "classroom teaching"
session. The analysis of variance with repeated measures revealed no
significant differences between those taught by the classroom method,
and those taught by a video self-instruction unit, for both times of
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