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ERIC Number: ED345695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Pages: 196
Abstractor: N/A
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A Learning Activity for At-Risk Ninth through Twelfth Grade Students in Creating a Computer Generated Children's Storybook Design.
Buchholz, William
This report describes the development of a project designed to enable high risk high school students to acquire the skills necessary to create computer art. The project was based on a perceived need for the development of a curriculum in computer graphics that would motivate high risk students to acquire skills that could lead to a long term advantage in the growing field of computer art and to continue in school until graduation. A unit of instruction in storybook design was developed using computer assisted instruction (CAI). Project specification sheets and performance checklists were given to each student along with performance objectives and a variety of pre-design layout samples. Students first sketched their ideas on paper, then transferred the design into the computer. An evaluation of the CAI course indicated that students completed their projects successfully and showed great enthusiasm throughout the process. Post-test results were so successful that an inservice teacher workshop has been held in order to perpetuate this course and to initiate the development of others like it. This report covers the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the project, and copies of associated worksheets, questionnaires, and checklists are appended. (20 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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