ERIC Number: ED447793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-26
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Utilizing the Internet To Supplement Classroom Instruction: An Analysis of Longitudinal Data.
Thompson, Jay C., Jr.; Nay, Frederick W.; Malone, Bobby G.
This study utilized an Internet "Class Page" to evaluate interaction strategies in both traditional classroom settings and distance education settings where instruction was delivered via television and the Internet. Participants were primarily elementary school teachers who were enrolled in one of 11 graduate classes in Elementary School Curriculum taught during a 4-year period from 1997-2000. The participants completed survey instruments to ascertain: their participation on the "Class Page," their interactions with other students, and their attitudes toward the use of technology in the university setting. Data analyses indicate interesting responses spanning the 4 years. For example, examination of the data point to increased classroom teacher familiarity with computer usage over a 4-year time span, increased familiarity with the Internet, and higher skill levels of instructional technology applications in the classroom setting. Also, a higher degree of personal satisfaction in using classroom technology was consistent among the students. However, participant perceptions in distance education settings were consistently less positive than on-site face-to-face class perceptions regarding the value of the interactive instructional technologies utilized during this time. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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