Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Richard W. Malott
Dr. Dale Brethower
Dr. Norman Peterson
Dr. Joel Bowman
Many organizations have a frequent need for employee training, and thus spend substantial sums of money on training. In an attempt to develop a model training program for use in such organizations, a self-contained videotape program was tested for its cost-effectiveness. It included rules describing the tasks, prerecorded videotapes showing correct and incorrect performance of those tasks, and score sheets for use by trainees while scoring the appropriateness of those performances.
The program produced significantly more task improvement than did lecture and discussion. The written and videotape components improved performance regardless of which was presented first. Once the skills were learned, they transferred from the training to the work situation. Furthermore, high levels of trainee performance maintained throughout a two-week follow-up phase. The tasks in this particular application were one-to-one tutoring techniques for working with handicapped pupils.
Apking, Theodore D., "A Model for a Self-Contained Videotape Training Program" (1982). Dissertations. 2520.