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ERIC Number: ED373778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: 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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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).