Year of Publication
Date of Thesis
Master of Science
Communication -- Study and teaching -- Audio-visual aids; Audio-visual education
The purpose of this study was to determine student attitudes toward a slide-tape/lecture course offered through the School of Communications at Ithaca College. The study was conducted over a three year, five group span with a total population of n = 738. The population was made up of students enrolled in the "Theories of Communication Media" course at Ithaca College, a course taught on a non-traditional slide-tape/lecture format. The specific areas of questioning were:
- Do the students like the slide-tape format?
- Are the course objectives clearly stated?
- What would be an adequate means of teaching this course: the group lecture with slide-tape presentations; the slide-tape presentations with supplemental meetings with the professor; or the slide-tape presentations alone?
- For the "Theories of Communication Media" course, do the students prefer the slide-tape/lecture format?
- Do the students feel motivated by the slide-tape/lecture format?
- Do the students feel more motivated by this format as compared to a traditional lecture format?
- The current slide-tape/lecture format is well received by the students. The course should continue to be taught on this format.
- The majority of students indicated that they liked the format of the "theories of Communication Media” course. It is recommended that other courses of a suitable subject content be considered for transfer to this format.
- It is recommended that a similar study be conducted in one to two years to see if current data correlates with future findings.
- Any future study is recommended to include the following information: sex; age; class; major; and approximate grade point average.
Reich, Claire Marie, "A Study to Investigate Student Attitudes Toward a Slide-tape/lecture Class in "Theories of Communication Media" at Ithaca College" (1978). Ithaca College Theses. 379.