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NCJ Number: 74783 Find in a Library
Title: Alvin Community College Law Enforcement Students' Perceptions of Learning Through the Use of Audiovisual Media in a Criminal Investigation Course
Author(s): J Bethscheider
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Eric Document Reproduction Service
Arlington, VA 22210
Sale Source: Eric Document Reproduction Service
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United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The results of a survey on law enforcement students' attitudes toward the use of audiovisual training materials and of their perceptions of effective and ineffective materials are reported.
Abstract: Twenty-five students enrolled in a community college criminal investigation class were taught with audiovisual materials as a primary instructional strategy. The audiovisual materials used included slide presentations, film strips, movies, and television programs. The students completed a questionnaire on their perceptions of audiovisual presentations, and on the instructional value of specific types of audiovisual presentations and individual media items. The students indicated that instructors failed to summarize or emphasize the major points of presentations, that insufficient opportunities for raising questions were given, and that no opportunities were given to review or to replay presentations. Eighty percent of the students felt that the materials were effective in presenting subjective information. Ninety-six percent were satisifed with the sound and picture qualities of the presentations. All of the students felt that the audiovisual materials used agreed with the announced objective of the course. The students felt that slides were the most effective instructional media followed, in descending order, by movies, filmstrips, and television. A bibliography of 19 references and a copy of the survey instrument are included.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Course materials; Instructional aids; Law enforcement; Surveys
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