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ERIC Number: ED297943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Developing and Validating Science Education Videodiscs.
Hofmeister, Alan M.; And Others
The development of videodiscs for science instruction in public schools requires a recognition of the unique characteristics of the public school environment and sensitivity to the persistent problems associated with science content instruction. This report discusses the conceptualization, development, and formative evaluation of a series of science education videodiscs. Three major concerns addressed by the development of the "Core Concepts" videodisc program included: (1) a concern for the instructional setting; (2) an emphasis on courseware rather than hardware; and (3) a willingness to make the necessary "front-end" investment. The discs were designed to enhance the efforts of teachers working in both individual and group instructional settings. In presenting the content, particular attention was given to problems associated with the use of terminology and fragmentation of information. The formative data indicated that videodisc programs can enhance the effectiveness of teachers and substantively impact the student achievement and attitudes. (Author/CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A