ERIC Number: ED412695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Integration of Technology for Instructing Handicapped Children--Elementary Level. Final Report.
Panyan, Marion; Hummel, Jeffrey; McPherson, Sarah; Nunn, Jacqueline; Steeves, Joyce
This final report discusses the outcomes of a project designed to investigate the effective implementation of technology hardware and software as an instructionally integrated component of educating elementary children with disabilities within the regular classroom setting. The project conducted a series of applied research studies to use as a foundation for a model to facilitate the integration of technology in the instructional routines of students with mild disabilities. This work led to three outcomes: (1) a description of technology integration as the process of using technology for establishing educational goals and using it as one support in the delivery of instruction where it is appropriately indicated; (2) the definition of three technology integration principles: computer-assisted instruction should correspond appropriately to specific instructional objectives as well as to age/grade level scope and sequence of the curriculum; the use of the microcomputer should be an integral aspect of organizing students for instruction; there should be consistent monitoring of students' progress during the use of technology; and (3) the development of an emerging Technology Integration Enhancement model to guide programmatic efforts of educational change related to technology. A set of appendices representing the cumulative products generated during the project is attached. (Contains 30 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.
Note: Prepared by the Center for Technology and Human Disabilities.