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ERIC Number: EJ784880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Using Interactive Multimedia to Teach Pedestrian Safety: An Exploratory Study
Glang, Ann; Noell, John; Ary, Dennis; Swartz, Lynne
American Journal of Health Behavior, v29 n5 p435-442 Sep-Oct 2005
Objectives: To evaluate an interactive multimedia (IMM) program that teaches young children safe pedestrian skills. Methods: The program uses IMM (animation and video) to teach children critical skills for crossing streets safely. A computer-delivered video assessment and a real-life street simulation were used to measure the effectiveness of the program in teaching safe street-crossing skills. Results: Significant effects were found on the computer-delivered and behavioral measures. Conclusion: Findings suggest that children can learn to discriminate dangerous elements in traffic situations using the IMM program and transfer that knowledge to real-life environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A