ERIC Number: ED337147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Designing for Discovery: Interactive Multimedia Learning Environments at Bank Street College. Technical Report No. 15.
Wilson, Kathleen; Tally, William
This report discusses "multimedia" instruction as it applies to successful learning environments at Bank Street College of Education (New York), ranging from pre-electronic to electronic. In four of the interviews detailed, a Bank Street College professor, researcher, and two Bank Street School for Children teachers offer different perspectives for thinking about the character and quality of the learning situation, the nature of learning materials, the structure of the learning environment, the kinds of interactions that are built into those environments, and the theories of learning and child development implicit in their work. In the last three interviews, other Bank Street staff respond to the need for a variety of design models for electronic multimedia environments. Two models are discussed which exemplify the Bank Street tradition in multimedia design: "The Voyage of the Mimi," a television series, and the videodisk-based "Palenque." The role of formative evaluation in the development of these multimedia materials is also discussed in an interview with a formative researcher who worked on both projects, and the relationship between teacher and student in a multimedia classroom is considered. A list of 88 related articles is provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Discovery Learning, Educational Environment, Educational Television, Electronic Classrooms, Elementary Education, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Interaction, Interactive Video, Interviews, Learning Theories, Material Development, Models, Multimedia Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Technology in Education, New York, NY.
Note: For related reports, see IR 015 197 and IR 015 200.