ERIC Number: ED395196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Hypermedia Technology: Tools and Strategies for Furthering Family and Consumer Education Curriculum Goals. Final Report [and] Tools for Implementing Critical Science-Based Curricula in Family and Consumer Education.
Way, Wendy L.; Montgomery, Bette
This report and literature review describe a project that investigated the use of hypermedia software and software and conducted workshops for teachers in the use of hypermedia in family and consumer education. Project materials included in this report are as follows: (1) a selected bibliography listing 49 references on perspectives on technology and education, 13 references for technical assistance with hypermedia, and 13 computer and education periodicals; (2) a discussion of authoring systems; (3) descriptions of 14 hypermedia software packages; (4) a list of 14 resources for laserdiscs, CD-ROMs, and hypermedia software; (5) information on copyright regulations for software; (6) a checklist for a hypermedia starter system; (7) a hypermedia author's checklist; and (8) key ideas concerning the use of hypermedia in critical science-based family and consumer education programs. The final report is followed by Tools for Implementing Critical Science-Based Curricula in Family and Consumer Education, a literature review from which the following findings were drawn. Hypermedia, software programs designed to facilitate use of computers with videotapes, compact disks, scanners, and other peripheral multimedia equipment, can be used to enhance learning in family and consumer education. Hypermedia programs are often easy to use and permit teachers and students to create "stacks" of information that can be assembled in various ways to help students explore topics in consumer and home economics education such as nutrition, fabrics, and family management. Using this methodology, students can develop their critical thinking skills and solve problems, rather than just memorize blocks of knowledge. This type of approach is in keeping with the recommended critical science-based curriculum in family and consumer education. No technology, however, can supplant teachers and their decision-making and teaching skills in guiding their classes. The literature review contains 46 references. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept of Continuing and Vocational Education.