ERIC Number: ED295617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Integrated Design and Use of Computers and Television in Education. TR-85-20.
Storey, Kim S.; Julyan, Candace L.
The goals of this study were to understand the expectations of both designers and teachers for the design and use of packages that integrate computer and television technologies, and to investigate the implementation of these packages in the classroom. Interviews were conducted with eight designers of "The Voyage of the Mimi" (MIMI), a package which explores scientific and mathematics concepts using a series of episodes about whale research, and 10 designers of "Solutions Unlimited" (SOLUTIONS), a package that focuses on problem solving and computer applications. A total of 32 teachers, 21 Massachusetts teachers using MIMI and 11 Wisconsin teachers using SOLUTIONS, were interviewed both before and after utilizing the package. Results were examined in the following areas: (1) designers' assumptions and principles, including the development process, logistical considerations, integration of technology, teacher role, and reflections on the project; (2) profiles of teachers and classrooms; (3) strategies of use, including support and training, logistics, teacher role, and time allotment; and (4) effects on teaching and learning, including appeal to teachers and students, learning opportunities, appeal of individual components, evaluation of student learning, and future use. Package materials, interview questionnaires, analyses of teacher responses, and data on how the packages were acquired are appended. (7 references) (MES)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Technology Center, Cambridge, MA.