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Multimedia instruction in the nutrition class


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

Diet related chronic diseases are epidemic in the United States, and restaurant clientele demands nutritious meals. The curriculum of the nutrition class in the culinary school includes the concepts of nutrition that are essential for the aspiring chefs to know in order to meet the needs of the future clientele. However, culinary students' performance in the nutrition class was unsatisfactory. Lecture was the main instructional tool in the class, which could be the cause of the students' poor performance because modern students expect expert instructors using educational technology. The action research study examined the effect of the web-based multimedia instruction on the culinary students' learning and academic performance. The results of the study revealed a statistically significant difference in academic performance between mean test scores for the treatment and the control classes. The class that was taught with the web-based multimedia instruction scored significantly higher on the test than the traditionally taught class. Also, culinary students from the web-based multimedia instruction taught class reported having enjoyable learning experience.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Nutrition;
Health education;
Educational software
Classification
0570: Nutrition
0680: Health education
0710: Educational software
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Education; Culinary school; Multimedia; Nutrition class
Title
Multimedia instruction in the nutrition class
Author
Gertsenshteyn, Svetlana
Number of pages
156
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 68/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549133483
Advisor
Worthington, Michael T.
Committee member
Czelusniak, Vern; Hanfelt, Pam
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Education
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3274679
ProQuest document ID
304721262
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304721262
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