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Master of Education (MEd)

MA Concentration

Educational Technology


Dan A. Beltramo, Pamela A. Redmond, Jim O'Connor


This project is to design a computer program that will integrate the use of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) into the Systematic Instruction in Phoneme Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS) reading intervention program developed by Dr. John Shefelbine of Sacramento State University and Katherine K. Newman (2000). The premise of this project is that students with reading difficulties require more repetitions, frequent reinforcement, and additional opportunities to revisit previously introduced and practiced skills in order for them to master the necessary decoding skills required to become competent readers. The program will be designed in such a way that students would be able to go back and practice previously taught concepts as well as be able to practice concepts just introduced by the teacher. The program design would be an extension of the direct instruction provided by the classroom teacher and would be used under the direct supervision of the reading instruction professional. It is not intended that the program be a substitute for direct, explicit instruction or for the guidance of a properly trained reading instruction professional (teacher, reading specialist).