The effect of teacher scaffolding and student comprehension monitoring on a multimedia/interactive videodisc science lesson for second graders

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Carole Sheets Nelson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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J. Allen Watson

Abstract: Imagery based computer instruction is predicted to have a major impact on educational curriculum in the next century. Yet research on the effectiveness of imagery technology for early elementary-age children is a relatively unexplored area. The purpose of this study was to examine age-appropriate uses of a multimedia/interactive videodisc (IVD) science lesson for second graders in two areas. First, the unique properties that these media offer as a stand-alone teaching tool were assessed. Second, the non-technological strategies of teacher scaffolding and comprehension monitoring as supplements to IVD programs were investigated. A learner controlled multimedia/IVD instructional program was specifically designed for this study. The learning objectives were to teach the scientific processes of classification and problem solving through observing, comparing, and contrasting two species of primates: apes and monkeys.

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Language: English
Date: 1993
Science $x Study and teaching (Primary)
Interactive multimedia

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