Accession Number : AD0764038

Title :   The Effect of Attention Gaining Devices of Film-Mediated Learning (Rapid Mass Learning).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : Neu,D. Morgan

Report Date : MAR 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Devices which draw attention to particular points in a training film are either relevant (related to the subject matter) or irrelevant (unrelated to the content). The purpose of the study was to determine the relative effectiveness of three levels of attention-gaining devices: relevant, irrelevant, and none, involving three hypotheses. The first was that film-mediated learning will be facilitated by relevant and inhibited by irrelevant devices; the second is that visual or sound devices of the same relevance will facilitate learning equally; the third is that recall of the devices themselves is relatively independent of content learning. Test methodology and results are discussed.

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*ATTENTION, SIGNALS), (*TRAINING FILMS, ATTENTION), THEORY, TRAINING DEVICES, TEST METHODS, VISUAL SIGNALS, AUDITORY SIGNALS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE