ERIC Number: ED440491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Dissemination of a Multimedia Instructional Package for Use in Preservice and Inservice Training To Address Selection of Appropriate Literacy Media for Students with Visual Impairments. Project LMA Final Report.
Koenig, Alan J.
This report discusses the outcomes of a project that addressed the need for comprehensive and sequential instructional materials to teach preservice and inservice teachers strategies for selecting appropriate literacy media for students with visual impairments. In this three-year project, called Project LMA (Learning Media Assessment), instructional materials were developed to provide inservice facilitators and university instructors with tools to teach the processes of learning media assessment. The instructional package includes four videotapes, which provide background information on the various aspects of selecting learning and literacy media; four interactive CDs, which provide guided practice and feedback on specific strategies for selecting learning and literacy media; and supplementary print materials, which include a facilitator's manual and a participant's workbook. These materials were developed in the first year of the project and field tested in 6 sites during the second year. Following revision, the set of instructional materials was disseminated during a series of 8 workshops to 84 professionals in the visual impairment field in 37 states. The report describes the various components of the instructional package and includes the facilitator's manual, evaluation results, and documents from dissemination workshops in the appendices. (CR)
Descriptors: Braille, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Large Type Materials, Literacy, Needs Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Material Selection, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Education Programs, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Coll. of Education.
Note: For other documents which are part of Project LMA, see EC 307 778-779.