ERIC Number: ED443127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
The Benefits and Challenges of a Student-Designed School Website.
Eagleton, Maya B.
This paper reports a qualitative study in which a small group of 12- and 13-year-old students in a Tucson, Arizona, junior high school designed a school Web site. The study investigated the potential benefits of hypermedia authoring for language arts instruction. Although successful integration of multimedia technology into schools is not without significant challenges, collaborative projects involving Internet publishing can provide an authentic and motivating literacy experience for students. Results indicated that the four traditional language arts processes of reading, writing, speaking, and listening could valuably be expanded to include multimedia-based processes of interpreting and composing. (Contains 10 figures [omitted from this version], 3 tables, and 58 references.) (Author/NKA)
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Instructional Effectiveness, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Multimedia Instruction, Qualitative Research, Student Participation, Technology Integration
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Tucson)