ERIC Number: ED453287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Assessing the Quality of CD-ROMs in the Curriculum.
CD-ROMs like other curriculum materials, should be assessed for use in teaching and learning situations. Appropriate CD-ROM use should capture student interest, engage learners actively, provide meaningful learning, assist in providing for individual differences, and help students perceive the purpose of learning. CD-ROMs can be used to: (1) provide background information to increase readiness for learning; (2) expand previously learned subject matter and skills; (3) explore a topic in further depth; (4) develop selected concepts and generalizations; (5) develop summaries; (6) obtain information for a report on a lesson or unit of study; (7) foster cooperative efforts; (8) emphasize critical thought; (9) develop creative thinking; and (10) apply information in a new setting. It might be possible to use CD-ROMs in homework or to involve parents, and both parents and teachers could be surveyed about the use of the CD. CD-ROMS can be included in curriculum planning, and their use can be evaluated in the ways other instructional materials are evaluated. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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