ERIC Number: ED253980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputer Usage by a Low Vision Student. A Case Study.
Marquis, Jeanne Glidden
This study investigated the effects of microcomputer usage on the educational experiences of a low vision high school student. Ethnographic research methodology was utilized to conduct the single-subject study. Participant observation provided data, with interviewing of key individuals in the student's school and home environments providing substantiating data. A document review of school records was done. Field notes were recorded in raw form, transcribed into final form and organized into 52 reports. An item index was developed from the original research questions to analyze observed behaviors. The analysis of the data showed that microcomputer usage positively affected the student's educational experiences. The microcomputer increased the student's participation in classes and peer interactions and heightened his self-esteem. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).