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dc.contributor.authorElliott, Eloise McClungen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:22:30Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:22:30Z
dc.date.issued1997-06-11en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-7497-205132en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30697
dc.description.abstract

Two issues are prevalent today in K-6 education-- the integration of the Internet into schools, and the emphasis on guiding children to make wise and healthy lifestyle choices. These are the two themes reflected in this study. The purpose of this study was to design, pilot, and evaluate the Interdisciplinary Internet Module - Healthy Hearts (IIM-HH), an on-line four-week learning module for intermediate grade children. The module was developed to educate youngsters about cardiovascular health, and to encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyles and practice making wise health decisions. The module, delivered via the Internet, allows for interactive, self-directed student learning. It also provides intermediate grade teachers with a valuable resource for teaching important healthy lifestyle concepts, as well as a valuable resource for successful implementation of the Internet into existing curriculums.

The Module was piloted with two 5th grade classrooms (N=41) and their teachers (N=2). Qualitative findings from multiple data collection sources provided in-depth insights into the content and technical functionality of the module, and participants' recommendations for change. The formative evaluation revealed the changes that needed to be made before implementation with a large population could be successful. It also revealed that the IIM-HH has the potential to be an effective and motivational instructional unit for both students and teachers.

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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartDissertation__3_.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartDissertation_3__revis_.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectcomputeren_US
dc.subjectWorld Wide Weben_US
dc.subjecton-lineen_US
dc.subjecttechnologyen_US
dc.subjectnutritionen_US
dc.subjectsmokingen_US
dc.subjectphysical educationen_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.subjectkidsen_US
dc.subjecthealthen_US
dc.subjectcardiovascular healthen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectinterdisciplinaryen_US
dc.subjectintegrated curriculumen_US
dc.subjectinstructional uniten_US
dc.titleDesigning, Piloting, and Evaluating the Interdisciplinary Internet Module - Healthy Hearts for Intermediate Grade Childrenen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCurriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGraham, George M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBurton, John K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRedican, Kerry J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSawyers, Janet K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWildman, Terry M.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-7497-205132/en_US
dc.date.sdate1997-06-11en_US
dc.date.rdate1998-08-05
dc.date.adate1997-08-05en_US


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