ERIC Number: ED373173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Laser Disc Technology: A Visual Approach to Reading. Final Report.
TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.
A project developed a planned course of study using laser disc software to enhance social studies, science, and literature and the arts in Adult Basic Education (ABE)/General Educational Development (GED) reading classes. During the first part of the project, laser disc software was reviewed to ascertain what material was compatible with the ABE/GED reading curriculum used in the classes. During the second part, the laser disc software that complimented the reading materials was used with 25 ABE/GED students. The instructional approach to using the materials offered two basic options: to review reading passages and then view the corresponding material on the laser disc software or to use the laser disc software concurrently with the reading passages. Pre- and posttests were administered to allow comparison of these students with those taught with traditional methods. Students responses were positive. Appendixes to the 22-page report include the following: pre- and postprogram questionnaire with student responses; lesson plans for six laser disc units on biology, earth science (two units), geography, chemistry/physics, and political science; and a listing of supplemental reading and exercises for the units. (Contains 16 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Computer Software Selection, Content Area Reading, Courseware, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Fine Arts, High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Innovation, Literature, Optical Disks, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Sciences, Social Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests