ERIC Number: ED371544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Multimedia Technology and Kid TV: A New Approach to Learning.
Katz, Larry; Pyryt, Michael
This paper provides a brief description of multimedia technology available in schools, details the "Multimedia Technology and Kid TV" project, reviews the project's preliminary findings, and discusses their implications. The project focuses on using technology to improve students' self-image, self-motivation, and decision-making skills. Seven sixth-grade students participated for 2 hours a week for 1 school year. Students were expected to produce products utilizing the following media: audiocassette and microphone; video camera and microphone; video animation; television studio equipment; audio and video mixers; and computer software packages including word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, and hypermedia. Thirty-two specific activities are outlined. At the end of the project students rated themselves as having completed a mean of 86 percent of the activities and the teacher rated students as having completed a mean of 91 percent of the activities. Students, parents, and teachers had generally very positive evaluations of the project. (DB)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Multimedia Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Student Development, Student Projects, Television, Video Equipment, Videotape Recordings, Word Processing
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Images in Transition; see EC 303 125.