ERIC Number: ED476763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
A Qualitative Investigation of Teachers and the Jason Multimedia Science Curriculum: Reported Use and Impact. Year Two Evaluation Report.
Ba, Harouna; Goldenberg, Lauren B.; Anderson, Louisa
This report documents findings from a qualitative investigation conducted by the Center for Children and Technology (CCT), a multi-year study of the impact of the JASON project on students and teachers. Focus group interviews were used to ascertain how teachers use the JASON curriculum with different groups of students and to explore teachers' use and the impact of the JASON multimedia science curriculum, and the benefits and challenges of being a practitioner in the JASON multimedia environment. CCT researchers examined the ways that participating teachers thought the JASON multimedia science curriculum could be improved to provide greater access to a more diverse population of students. (KHR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Multimedia Instruction, Professional Development, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods
Education Development Center, Center for Children and Technology, 96 Morton Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014. Tel: 212-807-4200; Fax: 212-633- 8804; Web site: www.edc.org/cct.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.
Note: Supported by Department of Education, Star School Program and Jason Foundation for Education.