ERIC Number: ED466208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Evaluation of Program Impact Based on Teacher Implementation and Student Performance.
Ruberg, Laurie F.
Twenty-one schools from the United States and Singapore participated in this evaluation of a high-school biology multimedia CD-ROM called BioBLAST[R]. Results include a summary of teacher descriptions of their curriculum-based justifications for using this software as well as a compilation of program features that teachers describe as facilitating successful implementation of new learning technologies. Analysis of teacher reports provides a profile of three types of strategies teachers used to implement the program. Analysis of student performance on pre/posttest shows how implementation strategies were associated with student gains in particular schools and classes. A comparison of student pre/posttest scores one year later with previous pre/posttest results suggests that changes in implementation strategies, teacher incentives, or a decrease in support services had a direct impact on student performance. Students with a wide range of prior knowledge were able to use the software and show performance gains appropriate to their knowledge level and experience. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Educational Technology, High Schools, Instructional Material Evaluation, Multimedia Materials, Optical Data Disks, Problem Based Learning, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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