ERIC Number: ED373758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
What Works: The Results of Evaluations on Two Interactive Multimedia Programs.
Schmidt, Kathy J.
The American Institute for Learning (AIL) has developed two interactive multimedia drug-awareness programs for secondary students who have used substances experimentally or are being challenged by others to experiment with drugs. The first, "Addiction and Its Processes," is an awareness program with video and computer capabilities and an informational database. The second, "Life Moves: The Process of Recovery," follows the first year of recovery through a video with graphical and database information. AIL evaluated the addiction program in 1992 at 7 locations with 44 students and again a year later in 5 facilities with 35 students. Student data included information pretests and posttests, attitudinal questionnaires, and interviews. Perceptions of site facilitators were also gathered. Data indicate that the videos are a valuable way to teach young people about addiction and recovery. The power of video can pull students into the program, but these programs can be weakened by too many other instructional options. The addiction video was more compelling because it was allowed to carry the programs. Evaluation results were used to revise both programs. (Contains 5 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Computer Assisted Instruction, Databases, Drug Addiction, Drug Education, Drug Rehabilitation, Evaluation Utilization, Interactive Video, Interviews, Multimedia Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.