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ERIC Number: EJ1084134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Using Educational Webcasts in Small Multigrade Schools of Isolated Islands
Giannakos, Michail N.; Vlamos, Panayiotis
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v8 n2 p131-141 2012
In this study primary schools' educational system in small and isolated islands of Greece is presented. These areas are characterized by inaccessibility and isolation as it happens in most multigrade schools. For facing the difficulties of multigrade schooling, curriculums should be engaged with different learning strategies. In this case study conducted an investigation of the effectiveness of educational webcast as an auxiliary manner under multigrade schooling conditions. The research was carried out in six small and isolated schools in Greece. The field study compared mulitigrade traditional teaching to webcast enhanced multigrade teaching. The educational webcast was deployed to 22 primary school students. The results of the study indicated that educational webcasts can have a valuable contribution to multigrade primary schools students. The implications of the findings are discussed for practice and research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece