ERIC Number: ED446747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Convergence on the Guidelines for Designing a Web-Based Art-Teacher Education Curriculum: A Delphi Study.
Yang, Yu Nu
The rise of the World Wide Web as a new information processing technology has attracted the attention of educators worldwide. The purpose of this study was to seek a consensus among art education experts regarding how the Web should be integrated into the art teacher education curricula. The Delphi Method was applied for seeking a consensus. A panel of experts' anonymous individual ratings on specific components of curriculum guidance were recorded, and subjected to several iterations before converging to a final agreement. The concept of integrating Web-based technology into an art education curriculum was accepted by the majority of the panel. Several priority factors found in this study were strongly associated with the popular feature that a Web-based learning style is excellent for immediately delivering information or pedagogical knowledge. In contrast, the concepts related to the potential feature that the Web-based curriculum can develop high learning skills such as problem-solving or creative thinking received less support. Those scale ratings which score lower are proper candidates for additional research as the Web becomes better integrated in art education programs at the college level. The current Web-based technologies will have positive impacts on art education curricula. As the Web-based technology makes progress, the promising features of Web-based learning styles can be incorporated into a sound instructional design. Appendices contain: the criteria for choosing the qualified candidates of the panel; questions of the round one questionnaire; convergence criteria of the coefficient of variation (CV); the round three questionnaire; CV values, difference CVs, and item-level correlations between round two and round three; and the stability and internal reliability coefficients for the total scale and subscales of round three. (Contains 53 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 24-28, 2000).