ERIC Number: ED253508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Promoting Computer Literacy in Health Education.
Beall, B. Sue
Student teachers using and evaluating two alcohol education microcomputer simulation programs during their student teaching experience: (1) gained experience in utilizing the microcomputer for teaching a health topic, and (2) provided an opportunity to determine whether differences exist between student and teacher opinions about health education software. Secondary school students (n=68) and teachers (n=15) participating in the software review basically held similar opinions. They agreed on five of the seven items relating to the way the programs ran. Students and teachers disagreed on how the programs handled responses, accuracy of program content, and whether or not the lesson was boring. It would appear from a formative evaluation done by two student teachers that student and teacher opinions are not significantly different when judging software. As health education software is developed and used in the in the classroom, on-going evaluation will need to be conducted to determine how it affects the learner as well as how effective it is as a method of teaching. Introducing student teachers to using microcomputers as a method of teaching provides them with broader experience in computer literacy. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Denton, Jon, Ed.; Peters, William, Ed. and Savage, Tom, Ed. New Directions in Teacher Education: Foundations, Curriculum, Policy. See SP 025 654.