ERIC Number: ED391011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Student/Teacher Satisfaction with Interactive Instructional Technologies.
O'Neill, Patrick H., Jr.
Southeastern Regional Vocational-Technical High School located in South Easton, Massachusetts, and which serves approximately 1,300 students from multicultural backgrounds and various socioeconomic communities, is currently using several types of interactive instructional technologies. The school's graphic communication program is a laboratory with state-of-the-art tooling, and its computerized office technology program uses IBM computers that are networked through the Novell system, allowing students to work dependently and independently in three settings: medical, legal, and general. Students in the school's health services programs use CD-ROM to learn medical technology; robot dolls with interchangeable HyperCards allow for simulations of illness and irritability. The school's science laboratories use laser discs and a video lab system that provides instructors with Flexcam cameras and microscope adapters for interactive television laboratory applications. Teachers at Southeastern have access to several graphics workstations that help them prepare/present stimulating arrays of interactive lessons. The students and teachers who use the new interactive instructional technologies are excited by its prospects and are learning the immediacy of interactive technology. The teachers have become facilitators, and the students have become fine-tuned apprentices ready to accept the challenges posed by a rapidly changing society. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Southeastern Regional Voc Tech High School MA
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Denver, CO, December 1995).