ERIC Number: ED475947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Challenges in Implementing Technology-Rich Curricular High School Biology Materials: First Year Findings from the "Exploring Life" Project.
Price, Betsy; Cates, Ward M.; Bodzin, Alex
Eighteen high school biology teachers from a stratified sample of 13 distinct geographical United States regions participated in evaluation of the first year prototypes of Exploring Life, a biology program that includes a textbook with an accompanying Internet component and wet-lab investigations. Web activities explain and reinforce the text and promote active, hands-on learning. The major questions the study addressed were: How ready are biology teachers who are early adopters of technology to employ a curriculum that requires students to use computers on a regular or even daily basis? What motivation, additional education, hardware, or skills do teachers require in order to integrate almost daily computer use into the curriculum? Do high schools have the adequate technology facilities to implement a curricular program that incorporates students using computers on an almost daily basis? How might existing schools change to support a technology-based curricular program? (Contains 26 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Biology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, High Schools, Internet, Learning Activities, Science Education, Secondary Education, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: NECC 2002: National Educational Computing Conference Proceedings (23rd, San Antonio, Texas, June 17-19, 2002); see IR 021 916.