ERIC Number: ED368359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Internet, a worldwide network of computer networks, is a noncommercial service with acceptable use restricted to the advancement of education and research. Although it has been in existence for quite a while, it is still new to most elementary and secondary educators in the Pacific region and elsewhere. This report is an introduction to the Internet and global networking. Pacific-region education faculty have access to the Internet through the University of Guam and the University of Hawaii and will soon have access through the PEACESAT (Pacific Educational And Communication Experiment by SATellite) project, a partner with the Pacific Region Educational Laboratory. Basic Internet applications are described, including electronic mail, remote login, and file transfer. Real life examples are given of the ways in which elementary and secondary school teachers can use the Internet. These include professional use by teachers and use by students in discussion groups through electronic mail. Prerequisites for Internet use are described. (Contains 16 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Technology, Internet, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Pacific Region Educational Laboratory (PREL) Publications, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 500, Honolulu, HI 96813.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers: Hawaii; Pacific Region; PEACESAT