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ERIC Number: EJ829511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Using Technology to Enhance an Automotive Program
Ashton, Denis
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v84 n1 p34-36 Jan 2009
Denis Ashton uses technology in his automotive technology program at East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) to positively impact student outcomes. Ashton, the department chair for the automotive programs at EVIT, in Mesa, Arizona, says that using an interactive PowerPoint curriculum makes learning fun for students and provides immediate feedback for the teacher. Not only does he know what percentage of the class "gets" it, but he also knows who is not getting it, and if he needs to cover the subject again. This article describes how it works and presents the results of a survey which show that automotive instructors around the country are using technology in their classrooms to varying degrees. Technology can be an integral partner in helping to improve student outcomes by engaging students in their learning and facilitating the transference of knowledge from teacher to student. In Ashton's program, technology is helping students pay more attention to what is being taught, is encouraging their participation by bringing dynamism to the content, and is helping to improve student outcomes overall.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona