ERIC Number: ED383598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Enhancing Student Performance in the Social Studies through the Use of Multimedia Instructional Technology. A Practicum Report.
This report describes a social studies skills enhancement program developed and implemented to improve social studies performance in a public middle school (grades 6-8) in the southeastern United States. The targeted group consisted of four males and four females of mixed performance ability in a sixth grade class. The 12-week study focused on on improvement in: (1) vocabulary skills on a pre- and post-test; (2) use of a CD-ROM card catalog, retrieval system, encyclopedia, and word processing software/hardware as measured by a teacher-made pre- and post-Multimedia Instructional Technology Identification and Usage Skills Tests; and (3) critical thinking map skills on a pre- and post-test. The program contained various activities and strategies using multimedia instructional technology for the improvement of these skills. By comparing the results of pretests and posttest, the study's conclusions indicated that all of the program's objectives were met successfully. Appendices include assessment materials and analysis of assessment data. Eight appendices include tables showing pre- and post-test results and a vocabulary skills midpoint test. (EH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Science Practicum, Nova University.