Accession Number : ADA185893

Title :   Achievement and Retention of Spanish Presented Via Videodisc in Linear, Segmented and Interactive Modes.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Verano, Miguel

PDF Url : ADA185893

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 240

Abstract : This study investigated the effects on achievement and retention of a beginning Spanish instructional videodisc entitled Zarabanda, presented over a two week period in linear, segmented, and interactive modes. Students (N = 92) enrolled in a beginning Spanish course at the U.S. Air Force Academy were randomly Assigned to three treatment groups and a control group. Group 1 (n = 23), the linear videodisc instruction group (descriptive), watched the Zarabanda videodisc in a passive manner. Group 2 (n = 23), the segmented videodisc instruction group (experimental), was presented the same material as Group 1 with the addition of inserted true/false and multiple choice questions at selected breakpoints in the story line. Group 3 (n = 23), the interactive videodisc instruction group (experimental), was presented materials in an interactive mode. THe lesson was interrupted by the same questions at the same breakpoints as Group 2 with the additional benefit of feedback on incorrect choices, vocabulary lists, video replay and hint options for remediation, and explanatory statements on correct choices.

Descriptors :   *VIDEO RECORDING, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *SPANISH LANGUAGE, *LEARNING, CONTROL, DISK RECORDING SYSTEMS, FEEDBACK, INSTRUCTIONS, INTERACTIONS, SEGMENTED, STUDENTS, AIR FORCE TRAINING, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE