ERIC Number: ED364184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the "Hablar et Parler" Videodisc Program.
Eastmond, J. Nicholls, Jr.; And Others
The report evaluates "Hablar et Parler," a videodisc project that provides Spanish and French language training to elementary school age students under the supervision of a teacher who may or may not have a foreign language background. The project, which was developed by the Utah Videodisc Consortium, consists of a videodisc, a teacher's manual with bar codes, and trACE Curriculum Navigator for computerized control of video segments. The evaluation consisted of: (1) examining teaching materials; (2) observing a sample of teachers using the programs; (3) surveying students, teachers, and administrators using the programs; and (4) interviewing the management and production team. Overall attitudes toward the program were positive, and the program was found to be worth improving and disseminating further. The biggest problem observed during the evaluation was the reliability of the bar code reader. The evaluation also showed that the Spanish section did not impress viewers as much as the French section. More cultural materials were desired for both sections. The functioning of the equipment and materials could be made more teacher-friendly. Unit tests, answer sheets, and pronunciation guides would add to the program's usability. Evaluation instruments, site visit reports, summary of feedback from inservice surveys, summary of interviews with the management team, and product and materials evaluation are appended. (KRN)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, French, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Observation, Problems, Questionnaires, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Guides, Videodisks
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: World-Wide Education and Research Inst., Salt Lake City, UT.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan.
Identifiers - Location: Utah