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ERIC Number: ED415213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-22
Pages: 12
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Technology Infusion: The Impact of Technology Infusion in Creating Quality Instructional Materials.
Omoregie, Mike; Coleman, Betty
In 1996, teacher educators at the Jackson State University School of Education (Mississippi) implemented the Technology Infusion Project (TIP) for core academic subjects. The project consisted of a comprehensive multimedia computer training program to enlighten participating preservice teachers on how to deliver instruction in English, the arts, geography, and history by utilizing technological tools. Tools included networked multimedia computers, digital cameras, scanners, printers, video projectors, overhead projectors, compact disc recorders, television sets, and personal video conferencing systems. The project provided 2 weeks of technological training during the summer for 20 preservice teachers. After completing training, participants developed multimedia projects to represent their areas of specialty. Participants completed an evaluation instrument that examined whether they felt technology infusion played a significant role in (1) developing quality instructional materials, (2) students' academic performance, and (3) preservice teacher preparation. Data on school district students' academic performance were also analyzed. Results indicated that most participants believed technology infusion played a significant role in developing quality instructional materials and was important for preservice teacher education. The academic performance of preservice teachers and students increased by 75 percent in core academic subjects. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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