ERIC Number: ED172773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-8
Reference Count: 0
Interactive Closed Circuit Television: Educational Implications for the Severely Visually Impaired.
Bikson, Tora K.; Bikson, Thomas H.
Interactive classroom television (ICTS) systems were installed in two special education classrooms to evaluate their impact on the learning experiences of severely visually impaired students. During a 3-year experimental period, data were collected from approximately 14 elementary students measuring achievement, visual-motor integration, visual memory, and relevant social psychological dimensions. Outcomes were examined in within-subject analyses assessing the extent and pattern of change over time. Results indicated significant improvements across measurement areas. Achievement scores approximated grade normal by the final year, suggesting that the experimental system provided educational opportunities comparable to those experienced by the fully sighted. (Author/JVP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8, 1979) ; Best copy available