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Using Multimedia Technology and Methods of Science Inquiry to Increase Knowledge of Genetics
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, , University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The Genetics Teaching Institute (GTI) was a project funded by a Dwight D. Eisenhower Higher Education Grant for the 2001-2002 academic year. The goal of GTI was to provide 18 teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to create a learning environment that would bring genetics alive in the classroom. Using a framework that combined multimedia technology and methods of science inquiry, results of the institute show that participants were successful with regard to the acquisition of complex concepts associated with the genetics curriculum, methods of science inquiry, and the use of technology. Specifically, pretest posttest results show that all participants increased in knowledge of genetic concepts. Survey results show statistically significant increases in participants' technology proficiency and ability to employ methods of science inquiry. Furthermore, participant interviews and anecdotal evidence provide additional support for these findings.

Citation

Hodges, L. & Harrell, P.E. (2003). Using Multimedia Technology and Methods of Science Inquiry to Increase Knowledge of Genetics. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3006-3011). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 9, 2022 from .

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