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ERIC Number: ED421963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
The SMART Classroom Verses the Traditional Classroom: What the Student's Are Saying.
Tornabene, Ladona
A key element in implementing a health education program is effective delivery of that program. This paper deals with obtaining student feedback regarding utilization of instructional equipment and other instructional media effectively. The SMART classroom (equipped with a Power Macintosh, several software applications, Internet access, video data projector, visual presenter, VCR, and laser disc player--all connected via a mechanical video switcher) and the traditional classroom were compared by students, as well as the delivery of information in color on a 12-by-10 foot screen versus information delivered via an overhead projector with black-and-white transparencies. Feedback of this nature can assist health educators in selecting methods and media best suited to implement program plans for specific learners. Student feedback was overwhelmingly positive regarding the preference for the SMART classroom and its contents. However, since the purpose of this feedback was to obtain an assessment of students' views to better accommodate instructional delivery, traditional methods of instruction in the classroom had merit and were even preferred by some. For this reason, a balanced presentation style combined with a variety of design and delivery are still considered most effective. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A