ERIC Number: ED313225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun-30
An Evaluation of the Mastering Fractions Level-One Instructional Videodisc Program.
Shipe, Ron W.; And Others
The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of an interactive Level 1 videodisc program called "Mastering Fractions." The evaluation was conducted in two parts. Part 1 was a controlled study that compared the Mastering Fractions program to a more traditional fractions curriculum while controlling for any novelty effect of the videodisc medium. Part 2 of the evaluation was a descriptive study that examined the use of "Mastering Fractions" in non-experimentally controlled classroom environments. Both in Part 1 and Part 2, all students were given a 69-item pre- and posttest that examined the learning objectives from a basal series math curriculum and the Mastering Fractions program. The use of the videodisc program resulted in gains in fractions skills and concepts. The results of structured interviews with both teachers and students indicated that the program was received very positively. Appendices include: (1) "Introduction to Interactive Videodisc"; (2) "Pre-Posttest"; (3) "Mastery Tests"; (4) "Teacher Logs"; (5) "Teacher Structured Interview Questions"; and (6) "Student Structured Interview Questions." Lists 4 references. (Author/YP)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests, Program Evaluation, Videodisks
Mr. Ron Shipe, Tennessee Valley Authority, 601 West Summit Hill Drive, 1B31G Old City Hall Building, Knoxville, TN 37902 (free while supply lasts). A few pages with small print may not reproduce well.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.; George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Learning Technology Center.