ERIC Number: ED339362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching and Learning with Technology. Evaluation Report.
Oakland County Schools, Pontiac, MI.
The Teaching and Learning with Technology Project was funded by Oakland Schools, Oakland County (Michigan), in 1987 to bring together in an elementary school those technologies that will be key components of schools in the future with an instructional program designed to prepare students for the information age. The project had the following objectives: (1) to explore and identify classroom applications for educational technologies such as microcomputers, instructional television, videodiscs, CD-ROM, and telecommunications; (2) to design staff development programs to assist teachers in making effective use of technology to accomplish curricular objectives; and (3) to study the impact of technology on teaching and learning. The project focused on third, fourth, and fifth grade classrooms in one elementary school over a 3-year period; data was collected by classroom observation, interviews, and achievement tests. Results of comparisons between treatment and control classrooms indicated that the classrooms differed in the amount of technology available, number of technologies used, and ways in which technology was used to meet curricular objectives. The overall results of the experimental program were favorable. Appendices contain questionnaires, achievement test scores, a word checklist, a teacher survey instrument, statistical data, and 11 case studies of participating students. A separately published "Executive Summary" has been appended. (9 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Electronic Classrooms, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades, Interviews, Microcomputers, Optical Data Disks, Primary Education, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Telecommunications, Use Studies, Videodisks
Oakland Schools, Computing & Technology, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328-2735 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland County Schools, Pontiac, MI.