Effective Technologies that Support Inclusive Science Instruction. Dr. Matthew T. Marino Washington State University Spring 2008 [email protected] http://www.wsu.edu/~matthewmarino/index.html. Universal Design: A Theoretical Framework for Improving Access to Learning Materials.
Effective Technologies that Support Inclusive Science Instruction
Dr. Matthew T. Marino
Washington State University
Often lack prior knowledge (Gersten et al., 2001)
Are unaware of the text structures they are reading(Meyer, Brandt, & Bluth, 1980)
Retrieve information randomly (Wilson & Rupley, 1997)
Have difficulty determining essential information (Engert & Thomas, 1987)
Do not utilize text cues (Gersten et al, 2001)
Fail to recognize when they are not comprehending new information (Gersten et al., 2001)
How can we help these students?
The goal of the Washington State University Technology Resource Database is to develop an internet-based e-learning resource for K-12 teachers, administrators, and researchers that will provide unbiased, peer-reviewed information about the types of e-learning products that are most efficacious for student learning.
The database is composed of three linked interfaces: 1) an online e-learning assessment survey that teachers complete after using e-learning products with their students, 2) a database comprised of the results of the survey responses, and 3) a search engine that allows teachers and researchers to access pertinent information in the database quickly and efficiently.