ERIC Number: ED394513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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Toward Guidelines for the Research & Development of Interactive Multimedia: The Arizona State University TMMUIV Project.
Bitter, Gary G.; Pryor, Brandt W.
This paper chronicles the Teaching Mathematics Using Interactive Videodisk (TMMUIV) pilot project. The project emerged in response to the need to train pre-service teachers in, among other things, the use of mathematics manipulatives. The project now can offer a video database and pilot instructional program that combines full-motion video, digitized audio, text, and graphics. Two instructional modes, classroom presentation and stand alone tutorial, help the teacher develop a repertoire of techniques. The report catalogs all the system's components and provides a brief history of the genesis of the project and subsequent improvements. Formative evaluation was conducted at approrpiate times throughout the course of the project and included informal review by project staff, review by outside experts and the advisory board, and field trails conducted over a 2-year period in mathematics methods classes. Summative research was conducted when the system was close to completion. Four elementary mathematics methods classes were used to test the utility of the TMMUIV classroom presentation system. Two classes received only conventional instruction and two received the same instruction enhanced by TMMUIV. Overall, the group receiving the pilot TMMUIV enhancement reported being better prepared to teach and more highly motivated to teach. Also, they reported gaining more knowledge for teaching than the group receiving conventional instruction alone. The TMMUIV group also scored higher on each of three objective performance measures. These findings suggest the potential impact on teacher training for pre-service and in-service teacher utilization of interactive multimedia. (BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
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