ERIC Number: ED382172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May-11
The Benefits of Multimedia Computer Software for Students with Disabilities.
Green, Douglas W.
This paper assesses the current state of research and informed opinion on the benefits of multimedia computer software for students with disabilities. Topics include: a definition of multimedia; advantages of multimedia; Multiple Intelligence Theory which states intellectual abilities consist of seven components; motivation and behavior modification; hyperactive children; attention grabbing and distraction; technology and metacognition; the value of interactivity, immediate feedback, and hypermedia; assessment-selecting software; students as producers; teacher skills, training, and support; and technology trends. A set of interview questions for practitioners is included and the interview sample and results are discussed. Two appendices provide a profile of students with disabilities and an author biography. (Contains 39 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Computer Software, Disabilities, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Higher Education, Hyperactivity, Hypermedia, Instructional Effectiveness, Interaction, Interviews, Multimedia Materials, Multiple Intelligences, Special Needs Students, Student Motivation, Teacher Education, Teaching Skills, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for a Doctoral Seminar in Special Education, State University of New York at Binghamton.