Assessing the Impact of a Web-Driven, Goal-Based Scenario in the Science Classroom

Benjamin L. Bell, Chrystalla Mouza

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Abstract

This article presents a study designed to assess the impact of technology integration on teachers and students. To carry out the study, ALPINE, a web-based science project aimed at teaching students fundamental weather concepts, data gathering and processing techniques, decision-making, and problem-solving was employed. The investigation of teachers focused on how their beliefs about the role of computers in education and their personal professional development experiences influence the use of technology in their classroom. In the case of the students, the goal was to measure changes in their competence with technology, their beliefs about computers in school, their interest toward science and weather, and their attitudes toward collaborative work. Six teachers and 126 students participated in this study. Although numerical data showed that ALPINE had no significant statistical impact on either the teachers or the students...
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-292
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Volume20
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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