ERIC Number: EJ861044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Writing in a Multimedia Environment: Pilot Outcomes for High School Students in Special Education
Rao, Kavita; Dowrick, Peter W.; Yuen, JoAnn W. L.; Boisvert, Precille C.
Journal of Special Education Technology, v24 n1 2008-2009
This study examined outcomes of using a generative multimedia environment for writing. Students in grades 9 to 12 enrolled in a special education language arts class participated in an eight-week intervention during which they wrote five stories that included pictures, audio, and text. Stories were scored using a Hawaii standards-based rubric assessment. Statistically significant differences were found when scores on the first and last stories were compared. Teams with lower pretest scores appeared to benefit the most from the intervention. A teacher interview revealed several affective outcomes in student writing behaviors, student engagement, and motivation.
Descriptors: Intervention, Special Education, High School Students, Language Arts, Writing Improvement, Process Approach (Writing), Multimedia Materials, Pretests Posttests, Writing Achievement
Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Boyd Printing Company, Inc. University of Oklahoma, College of Education, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73072. Web site: http://www.tamcec.org/jset/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii