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Constructing Hypermedia- based Educative Curriculum Materials for the Social Studies PROCEEDINGS

, , Auburn University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper reports on specific design aspects of our study from hypermedia-rich educative curriculum materials (ECMs), the possible effects they may have had on social studies teachers as they used the materials to plan and implement instruction, provides illustrative models, and discusses principles related to the future design of ECMs. Specifically, we describe design features of online curriculum reform efforts and identified ECMs, and implications that stem from studies in which they were employed. We also present findings and suggestions from our design and investigation of a series of ECMs and provide illustrative models to frame a discussion of principles directly related to any future design of ECMs, especially those for the social studies. We also contrast the ECMs as used in our study with revised models that we hypothesize would be more effective and in so doing, highlight design principles for constructing ECMs that promote powerful teaching.

Citation

Callahan, C. & Saye, J. (2012). Constructing Hypermedia- based Educative Curriculum Materials for the Social Studies. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 3533-3540). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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