Using CD-ROMs in teaching science: Findings from a small scale study

  • Susan Rodrigues The University of Melbourne
  • G. Chittleborough The University of Melbourne
  • A. Gooding The University of Melbourne
  • T. Papadimitropoulos The University of Melbourne
  • V. K. Varughese The University of Melbourne
  • S. Kemp The University of Melbourne
  • J. Sadler The University of Melbourne
  • M. Gilmour The University of Melbourne
  • B. McKenna The University of Melbourne
  • S. Helme The University of Melbourne

Abstract

This paper reports on data collected through 52 surveys investigating teachers' use of CD-ROMs. The paper indicates that while teachers are familiar with the commonly voiced potential of CD-ROMs and recognise CD-ROM features of merit, the majority of teachers have yet to realise CD-ROM potential in the reality of their classroom. For many teachers issues of access to hardware or software continue to dictate their practices, where location rather than resource levels have established use. Consequently CD-ROMs have been promoted in terms of individual student assignments and other strategies involving whole class or group work have not been implemented.

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Published
1999-06-26
How to Cite
Rodrigues, S., Chittleborough, G., Gooding, A., Papadimitropoulos, T., Varughese, V. K., Kemp, S., Sadler, J., Gilmour, M., McKenna, B., & Helme, S. (1999). Using CD-ROMs in teaching science: Findings from a small scale study. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 15(2). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.1853