ERIC Number: ED412929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul-28
Improving Multimedia Technology Usage in an Alternative Secondary School by Infusing Training into the Classroom.
Michalak, Karen A.
This program was developed and implemented to enhance multimedia training to optimize multimedia usage in the classroom and reduce negative behaviors in a target group of middle school and high school science students in the exceptional student education (ESE) classroom. Exceptional student education provides alternative education for disruptive middle and high school students. A target group of 13 ESE students and two ESE teachers was established for the program. The objectives for the program were for: 100% of the students to increase knowledge, comfort level, and build enthusiasm for technology; 80% of the target students to increase their behavior grades by one point on a five point scale; 100% of the target students to complete a full multimedia project by the end of the project with a grade of 85%; and for 100% of the participants to rate the training modules a three or above on a scale of one to five. All program objectives were met with the target group improving dramatically in all areas. Appendices include a pre- and post-teacher/student multimedia survey, participant information, project evaluation, post interview, permission to participate letter, technology usage chart, grant from MSTAT, inservice agenda, project checklist, student to student critique, and software evaluation. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Disabilities, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Emotional Disturbances, Emotional Problems, Intermediate Grades, Microcomputers, Middle Schools, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Science Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Masters Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.