ERIC Number: ED341207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec-22
Development and Field Testing of a Videodisc/Teacher Net System for Mildly Handicapped Students. Final Report.
Thorkildsen, Ron J.; Hansen, Penny
This project developed and tested a computer-based instructional program designed to increase the number of positive, academic student/teacher interactions exhibited in mainstreamed regular classrooms by mildly handicapped elementary students. The program, called Teacher Net, integrated a microcomputer-controlled videodisc system, a system of inexpensive keyboards allowing input from individual students in response to group instruction, and microcomputer software to evaluate student responses and develop specific work assignments for individual students. Using the Teacher Net system, an instructional program was developed to teach time-telling skills. The system was tested among regular education students, learning-disabled (LD) students, and regular education controls. Groups using the Teacher Net system showed substantial gains on posttest measures. LD and regular students completed the program at approximately the same pace, and LD subjects scored almost as high as regular students on posttest drills. Appendixes contain management system time lines, hardware and software descriptions and operating procedures, and a time telling skills test. (18 references) (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Developmental Center for Handicapped Persons.