ERIC Number: ED313850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Application of Technology to Cognitive Development.
This report presents a summary of research being conducted at the University of Minnesota in which new technologies are being applied to development of cognition in hearing impaired learners. The study involved an application of concept analysis, information-processing theories, and group-based interactive technology in the teaching of mathematical word-problem-solving. Teaching strategies were implemented by means of a group interaction technology system called "Discourse." Discourse allows the teacher to enter questions and answers into the system and to display them on a large video screen. While questions or problems to solve are displayed, the students enter responses into individual keypads and are given immediate feedback by means of a visual blinking light and audio"beep." In the study, a group of hearing-impaired and severely language-delayed learning disabled students (N=25) were taught mathematical word problem-solving strategies using concept analysis and identification adapted to the Discourse system. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Martin, David S., Ed. International Symposium on Cognition, Education, and Deafness (2nd, Washington, DC, July 5-8, 1989). Working Papers: Volume II.