ERIC Number: ED380092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Two Applied Revisions of a Multimedia Tool: Assessing Attitudes Towards Computer Technology and Cultural Diversity.
Hergert, Tom; And Others
This report presents the progress on the development and early testing of two applications of a modular multi-media attitude assessment system. Built using a template created in "Authorware," a dual platform interactive multimedia development tool, these systems employ visuals, audio, and text to discern attitudes and elicit reactions regarding the target areas. The first application is an evolving instrument which explores educators' attitudes toward the use of technology, especially computers, in school settings. The development of the application and the first classroom test of the latest revision are described. The second application adheres to the premise that in designing an effective multicultural learning experience, the evolving attitudes of the people who receive such training must be assessed, to be used first as a diagnostic of the present condition, then as a planning tool for interventions and a measure of change. It also focuses on multicultural education themes such as cultural pluralism on university campuses, and stresses teaching strategies and social interactions which affirm the rights of all members of learning communities to be different and emphasize their responsibilities to respect differences. (MAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Imagery and Visual Literacy: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (26th, Tempe, Arizona, October 12-16, 1994); see IR 016 977. Figure 2 contains very small illegible print.