ERIC Number: ED352969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May-25
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Meeting Learning Needs through Multimedia: A Look at the Way Modern Technology Can Help Classroom Teachers Meet the Varied Instructional Needs of Students.
Townsend, Frank C.; Townsend, Catherine M.
This paper builds a case for the use of multimedia to meet students' varied learning needs instead of relying solely on the traditional lecture/textbook/workbook approach. Piaget's theory of intellectual development is used as background for a discussion of developing teaching strategies based on individual learning styles, and various theories of learning and learning preferences are considered. The use of a learning preference survey with three mathematics classes is described to demonstrate how the survey can be used to plan teaching approaches. Increasing uses of various types of multimedia technologies in K-12 classrooms are briefly reviewed and laserdisc technology is described as one option for meeting varied learning needs. A review of some of the literature on the advantages of multimedia in teaching and learning concludes the case for multimedia as a means of systematically incorporating individual learning approaches into the classroom. An example of a student learning style inventory and a guide to interactive instructional technology programs at colleges and universities are appended. (Contains 30 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory