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ERIC Number: ED375166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluation of Multimedia Instruction on Learning and Transfer.
Mayfield-Stewart, Cynthia; And Others
Effects of working with the deep comprehension and decoding activities supported by the software created by Brophy and colleagues to enhance literacy skills in young, at-risk children were studied. Subjects were 53 at-risk kindergartners from a public inner-city school (24 in the control group and 29 in the experimental group). The experimental group used the Multimedia Environments that Organize and Support Text (MOST) environment. This environment involved the subjects' having half-hour sessions each day on the sequencer and multimedia bookmaker software for about 3 months using the "Miss Emma Anchor" video. At the end of 3 months subjects were given a standardized test (the Metropolitan Readiness Test) and MOST assessments. Children in the experimental group gained more on the auditory and language skills portions of the standardized tests and performed better on the MOST assessments, indicating that the MOST software promotes deep comprehension and aids in development of listening comprehension, story production, and decoding skills. Nine figures illustrate the study, and three appendixes give narrative, episodic, and overall components. (Contains 3 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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