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dc.contributor.authorPugh, Christina Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:36:29Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:36:29Z
dc.date.issued2002-04-26en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05202002-160042en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42756
dc.description.abstractResearch has shown that widespread misperceptions prevail regarding the use and sustainability of Americaâ s forest resources. Elementary school students receive only a general foundation in the area of wood science and many elementary school resources have shown to be inadequate. Virginia Tech and a few other universities have adopted Wood Magic (originated at Mississippi State University) which presents active, hands-on, and engaging science-based education to third, fourth, and fifth graders, allowing them the opportunity to obtain both a theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas of study. A distance education version of the Wood Magic Program, utilizing interactive videoconferencing, is the focus of this thesis. An instructional design model has been developed to meet the needs of designers or instructors looking to expand into the distance education environment. This model describes all steps necessary to develop and implement a distance course or program. A survey was conducted of all randomly selected third, fourth, and fifth grade elementary school science teachers in Virginia. The intentions of the survey were to discover the barriers to implementing the Wood Magic Distance Education Program into their current curriculum. The three largest barriers to implementation were cost of materials, time, and travel resources.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartFINAL_THESIS.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectenvironmental education and childrenen_US
dc.subjectdistance education in the elementary schoolen_US
dc.subjectinstructional design modelen_US
dc.subjectdistance education barriers to implementationen_US
dc.subjectchildren and technologyen_US
dc.titleWood Magic Program: A Distance Education Perspectiveen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentWood Science and Forest Productsen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWood Science and Forest Productsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairZink-Sharp, Audrey G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKirwan, Jeffrey L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLockee, Barbara B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWinistorfer, Paulen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05202002-160042/en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-05-20en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-05-28
dc.date.adate2002-05-28en_US


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