ERIC Number: ED249972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Solutions Unlimited: Evaluation of Prototype Units 1 and 3. Research Report 89.
Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.
Solutions Unlimited is a computer/video project developed by the Agency for Instructional Television (AIT) in collaboration with a consortium of state, provincial, and local education agencies. The goal of the project is to improve the problem-solving skills of students in grades 6 through 8 through the use of brief instructional television vignettes and related microcomputer courseware. It will include eight lessons, each consisting of a brief video stimulus, a computer program, student worksheets, and a teacher guide. This report details the methods and findings of an extensive field study of prototype materials for lesson 1 ("Hey, Wait! Think, See, So?") and lesson 3 ("Time Management"). A total of 34 target-age students and 5 teachers participated in the evaluation. Synopses summarize the findings, pinpoint problems for each lesson, and offer recommendations for improving the courseware. Appendices include the lesson 3 observation form and teacher questionnaires for both lessons, with results and comments included on the forms. (Author/THC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Television, Field Studies, Formative Evaluation, Intermediate Grades, Material Development, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, School Surveys, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($2.50 per copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.