An Online Digital Library and Database of Instructional Software for the Pre-service and In-Service Teachers in the Diverse Urban K-12 Schools of Los Angeles
Wednesday, November 3 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
This presentation will focus on the process of creating and pilot testing an online digital library and a database of instructional software that are primarily used in the diverse, multicultural and urban K-12 schools in the Los Angeles school district. The process of creating this digital library involves a needs assessment, design of the instructional software evaluation report, development of the online database, and usability testing of the database. The database includes a detailed information about a variety of computer assisted instructions (CAI) like tutorials, simulations, instructional games, and problem based learning related to all content areas (language arts, literacy, science, math, social science, arts, literature etc). This project further involves an ongoing collaboration between the urban schools in Los Angeles and the instructional technology program in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) to regularly update and disseminate the resources of the digital library to both the in-service and the pre-service teachers.