ERIC Number: ED373778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Socio/Cultural Effects of a Technology Based Intervention in School Environments.
Diem, Richard A.
This study presents a descriptive account of the effects of two computer based tutorial programs used in high school Pre-Algebra and English classes via an interactive computer technology laboratory environment. The laboratory settings described, joint enterprises developed by a state university, the United States Air Force, and two public school districts, were pilot test sites for these programs. The data reported, gathered over a two-year period, is reflective of student and teacher interactions with these programs as well as their reactions to the interdiction of a technology based learning environment. Conclusions drawn from this study include: teachers may be reluctant to use this type of technology and software unless there is a direct applicability to the at-hand curriculum; in order for interactive technology to be successful, the role of the teacher and time spent in school need to be redefined; teachers must be active participants in the learning process; and teachers and students need to know how to apply their knowledge of computer technology in an appropriate mode. (Contains 7 references.) (JLB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Centers, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, English Instruction, High Schools, Instructional Innovation, Partnerships in Education, Pilot Projects, Programmed Tutoring, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force, Washington, DC.; Texas Univ., San Antonio.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Tutors; Interactive Systems
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).