Accession Number : AD0779950

Title :   Media Adjunct Programming: An Individualized Media-Managed Approach to Academic Pilot Training.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 72-Oct 73,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO-EAST ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : McCombs,Barbara Leherissey ; Marco,Ruth Ann ; Sprouls,Mark W. ; Eschenbrenner,A. John ; Reid,Gary B.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Media Adjunct Programming (MAP) techniques for presenting individualized, self-paced instruction were compared to traditional instructor-classroom (TIC) techniques in an undergraduate pilot weather course. The MAP group completed the course in significantly less time than the TIC group, representing a 29% time savings. In addition, MAP students performed equally as well on the post-test and retention test, had significantly lower state anxiety scores while learning the materials and reported significantly higher attitude scores toward the instructional method than TIC students. Predictions on the inverse relationship between state curiosity and state anxiety were partially supported, in that significant interactions were found between treatment conditons and flight groups. Possible factors contributing to flight group differences were discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Pilots, *Individualized training, *Teaching methods, Time, Learning, Anxiety, Performance(Human), Retention(Psychology), Analysis of variance, Optimization, Programmed instruction

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE