ERIC Number: ED436114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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Hypermediated Learning Environments: Students Collaborating with Technology.
Means, H. Willis; Love, Mary S.
Pre-service elementary education teachers who were enrolled in an educational technology course participated in a semester-long collaboration with technology. The course provided them with the opportunity to apply previously learned theory and to assess, design, develop, and implement solutions to educational problems. The course culminated in student identification of an educational problem or situation that could be addressed by using electronic presentation software. Students were required to identify the problem, conduct a needs analysis, and present an informal presentation describing the problem and the proposed product. Students were then given approximately 6 weeks to design and develop hypermedia software to enable a learner to work with the technology to arrive at a potential solution. Students completed a survey indicating their feelings about the course. Findings indicated that students recognized the value of collaborative leaning in the development of a multimedia project, gained more from a studio-based class than through formal presentations, and were able to share a variety of ways that electronic presentation software can be used to enhance classroom instruction. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Course Evaluation, Courseware, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Hypermedia, Instructional Design, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Student Developed Materials, Student Projects, Technology Integration
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference (Murfreesboro, TN, March 28-30, 1999); see IR 019 734.