ERIC Number: ED344711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Manual for ERIC Awareness Workshop.
Strohmenger, C. Todd; Lanham, Berma A.
This manual, designed to be used with a video tape, provides information for conducting a workshop to familiarize educators with the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). Objectives of the workshop include: (1) to develop an understanding of the contents and structure of the ERIC database; (2) to develop an understanding of ERIC as a valuable tool for local school staff; (3) to develop an initial understanding of search procedures; and (4) to motivate participants to become users of ERIC. The workshop is designed to take about 1 hour and 15 minutes, but could be modified for shorter periods of time. The first section of the workshop consists of a 12-minute video demonstrating how teachers and students use the ERIC database. In the second section, the presenter reviews the handouts, which introduce the ERIC database and the papercopy publications. Participants are led through a brief search of the database to understand how the database is organized. This section also explains the functions of the ERIC clearinghouses and the services they provide. The final section of the workshop includes demonstrations of ERIC searches on CD-ROM (compact disc, read-only memory). (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV.
Note: Video available through ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Appalachia Educational Laboratory, P.O. Box 1348, Charleson, WV 25325.