Jun 30 2008

IMPACT OF DVD TECHNOLOGY on learners

I am at the Amesa Conference at my first session and the topic under discussion is:

IMPACT OF DVD TECHNOLOGY ON IMPROVING THE MATHEMATICAL PERFORMANCE OF LEARNERS

The abstact is:
In an effort to enhance the mathematical performance of grade 12 learners, before enrolling at Higher Educational Institutions (HEI), various intervention initiatives were implemented by the Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Programme (GMMDP) over a period of five years. During these interventions, various delivery models were utilized in order to optimize the impact of presentations to educators and to learners. In this paper we report on the DVD-driven model that was introduced during the past two years and which seemed to have been the most effective.”

Hennie Boshoff and Werner Olivier descibe how this DVD programme has made a material difference to learners wanting to enter into university. The pass rate of the learners improved dramatically (by 20%) and they were not only taught using these PowerPoints, but were also encouraged to use the DVD’s to teach their fellow learners. Cascading, however, unfortunately did not happen

The 28 topics,which can be used for grade 11 and 12 learners as well as university bridging programmes, will be made available for distribution and sale shortly.

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