Accession Number : AD0710374

Title :   PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION WITH MICROFICHE: INTRODUCTION TO THE SLIDE RULE,

Corporate Author : NAVAL DENTAL SCHOOL BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Wachtel,L. W.

Report Date : 01 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Microfiche applications are increasing rapidly, and it is believed certain to become a valuable aid in teaching. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of using microfiche as a means of programmed self-instruction. Lessons adapted from a 1-hour lecture on the slide rule were typed in large print (6 characters per inch) in order to allow easy reading at distances normally used with microfiche readers. The 58 pages of the course were reproduced on microfilm, strips of which were then inserted into clear plastic microfiche jackets. The complete course was duplicated on single diazo sheets, which were available for distribution. Sources of supply of all equipment and materials, details of the procedures employed, and a sample diazo sheet of the course were included in the report. Acceptability and effectiveness of the programmed course were evaluated by two groups of students divided according to prior knowledge of the slide rule. Results indicated that utilization of microfiche for self-instruction is feasible, but that it is most effective when employed as a reinforcement or supplement to classroom tutelage. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, *MICROFICHE), STUDENTS, QUESTIONNAIRES, EFFECTIVENESS, ACCEPTABILITY

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE