Accession Number : ADA131434

Title :   Effects of Remedial Feedback in a Technical Training Management System: A Pilot Study.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Personal Author(s) : Durnin,John H ; Montague,William E ; Ellis,John A ; King,William A

PDF Url : ADA131434

Report Date : Sep 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine whether elective remediation procedures (i.e., those that allow students the option of reviewing the material) are as efficient and effective as those that provide required or no remediation. To test the hypothesis that allowing student control over remediation will make learning more efficient without sacrificing effectiveness, 92 Interior Communications A School students were assigned to three remedial feedback conditions: (1) Required remediation (R), which required subjects to receive remediation for missed test items, (2) elective remediation (E), which allowed students to elect whether or not to receive remediation (E), which allowed students to elect whether or not to receive remediation, and (3) no remediation (N). Test performance, study time required between tests, and procedure effectiveness were compared for the three conditions. The performance of subjects assigned to the E condition was significantly better than that of those assigned to either the R or N conditions. However, they required somewhat more time than those in the N condition.

Descriptors :   *Naval training, *Feedback, Management, Pilot studies, Students

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE