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ERIC Number: ED412895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May-22
Pages: 58
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The Effects of HyperStudio on the Achievement of Seventh Grade Social Studies Students.
Heidenreich, Bill
To meet the changing needs of students, teachers and schools need to create a more visually stimulating learning environment. The modern needs of visual learners can be met through students creating hypermedia stacks that can be viewed and heard by both teachers and students alike. The visual images, sights, and sounds provided in these resources can have a positive impact on student learning, retention, motivation, attention, and achievement. This study investigates the effects of HyperStudio--a multimedia authoring tool--on the achievement of seventh grade social studies students. After approximately three weeks, the students (n=17) who were instructed using HyperStudio did not achieve statistically significant higher scores on the post-test than the students (n=17) whose instruction did not include HyperStudio. The study showed that the HyperStudio instruction method was not effective in raising the achievement level of the participating students. However, students in the experimental group had a more positive attitude toward learning, their partner, and cooperative learning. Appendices include: sample experimental lesson plan; demographic survey; attitudinal questionnaire and scoring key for both the experimental and control groups; and pre- and post-test grades and results. (Contains 43 references.) (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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