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ERIC Number: EJ910215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1864
Identification of Quality Visual-Based Learning Material for Technology Education
Katsioloudis, Petros
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, v47 n1 p70-98 Spr 2010
It is widely known that the use of visual technology enhances learning by providing a better understanding of the topic as well as motivating students. If all visual-based learning materials (tables, figures, photos, etc.) were equally effective in facilitating student achievement of all kinds of educational objectives, there would virtually be no problem associated with this type of instruction. However, this is not the case since there are many different types of visuals, differing in the amount of realistic detail they contain. The importance of knowing how to select the best type of visual-based learning materials is recognized throughout higher education; however, with the exception of some descriptive literature, few studies have been conducted to identify the essential indicators of useful visual-based learning materials in technology education courses for the middle and high school grades. The major emphasis of this study involved determining quality indicators of visual-based learning material in technology education for grades 7-12 to transmit information effectively, and also quality indicators of the learner's characteristics to be exposed to such material. The findings of this research suggested many possible recommendations for further study in the areas of quality visual-based learning material in technology education programs for grades 7-12 and the use of the Delphi method as a research tool. (Contains 5 tables, 1 photo, and 1 figure.)
National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators. Web site: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A