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Matching workplace training to adult attention span to improve learner reaction, learning score and retention

Murphy, Maureen (2008) Matching workplace training to adult attention span to improve learner reaction, learning score and retention. Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems, 22 (2). pp. 6-13. ISSN 0892-4872

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    Abstract

    The purpose of the study was to investigate the application of the chunking process to the design and delivery of workforce training. Students in a 1-hour course (N = 110) were measured on learner reaction, learning score achievement, and knowledge retention to see whether or not chunking training in a 1-hour session into three 20-minute sessions to match adult attention span resulted in a statistically significant difference from training for 1-hour without chunking. The study utilized a repeated measures design, in which the same individuals in both the control group and experimental group took a reaction survey instrument, a posttest after the training, and again 30 days later. Independent samples t tests were used to compare the mean performance scores of the treatment group versus the control group for both sessions. Cohen’s d was also computed to determine effect size. All hypotheses found a statistically significant difference between the experimental and control group. Results indicated that matching training to adult attention span did improve learner reaction, learning score, and retention.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 10:32
    Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 10:32
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9029
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