ERIC Number: ED313007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Implementation of Educational Technology. The GTE/GTEL Smart-Classroom. The Hueneme School District Experience.
Rescigno, Ronald C.
The staff of the Hueneme School District, working in partnership with GTE California, Inc., developed a "Smart-Classroom," a high-technology seventh-grade science class facility which integrates personal computers, interactive laser disk video programs, closed circuit television, VHS programs, satellite down links, local area networking, and phone modems. One hundred ninety-two students, including students from the gifted and talented program, special education program, and limited English proficient students, were enrolled in the Smart-Classroom. The use of technology in the classroom enabled these students to progress through lessons at their own pace, thereby maximizing student achievement, which is the main goal of the program. At the end of each unit, criterion-referenced computer tests were given to determine if content objectives had been mastered. Any objectives missed were automatically retaught by the software program and tested again. This individualized approach enabled students to master the objectives at their own speed. One area of improvement was in the students' attitudes toward learning. Students started at their appropriate level and progressed at their own speed. As they experienced success, they gained confidence in themselves. They realized they could progress as far and as fast as they wished, and were eager to accept new challenges. (Blueprints of first and second generation Smart-Classrooms are appended.) (Author/GL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Closed Circuit Television, Communications Satellites, Computer Assisted Instruction, Electronic Classrooms, Grade 7, Individualized Instruction, Interactive Video, Junior High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Local Area Networks, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, School Business Relationship, Science Instruction, Special Education, Student Attitudes, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association for the Development of Computer-based Instructional Systems.
Authoring Institution: N/A