ERIC Number: ED327162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Training University Faculty To Integrate Hypermedia into the Teacher Training Curriculum.
Tucker, S. A.; And Others
Funded under the Apple Model Program for the Integration of Computers in the Preparation of Educators, the University of South Alabama began a 3-year project in 1989 to train faculty in its College of Education to incorporate hypermedia into their curriculum. HyperCard was selected as a course presentation and development tool because of its relatively short learning curve, reasonable cost, and potential for immediate benefits. Other project goals were to supply all faculty with a personal computer, design and develop multimedia instructional materials, and operate a multimedia laboratory. Evaluation of the program concentrated on program context, process, and product. Data sources included review of project proposals, analysis of internal evaluation data, visitation to field applications, interviews, and photo-interviews. Photography was chosen as an evaluation method because of its holistic quality, the volume of detail it provides, and the role it plays as a source of discussion. Results of the program evaluation reveal that: (1) most early adopters had prior experiences with technology; (2) HyperCard has been used by program participants in presentations, interactive video and animation projects, and reading analysis; (3) the biggest need cited for skills training was "time to practice"; (4) photo-interviews yielded rich data and provided a means to describe and explain the program and its consequences; and (5) photo-interviewing can serve as an instructional as well as an evaluative strategy given the projective nature of visual images. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: HyperCard; University of South Alabama
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Technology and Education (Brussels, Belgium, March 20-22, 1990).