Researching Student Use of School Science Images
John C. Park, David Slykhuis, Sharon Dotger, North Carolina State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Science teacher uses of images have been documented in the education literature for the past 110 years. Practitioners have used images via student drawings, photographs, projected images, images in microscopes and telescopes, textbook images, and video and computer images. Although intensive practice in the use of images in the science classroom provides unscientific evidence of the usefulness of images, there has been little research on how students use images in various media. We are now embarking on a new research on student use of science images using an Eye-Tracking laboratory. Using this laboratory, we can find out what students are viewing as critical features of images, maps, and computer software. A discussion of the lab set-up, use, and subsequent data analyses will be presented. The presentation will include preliminary research findings of our initial research on student use of software and maps.
Park, J.C., Slykhuis, D. & Dotger, S. (2004). Researching Student Use of School Science Images. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4724-4730). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).