ERIC Number: ED368571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommunications and Pre-Service Science Teachers: the Effects of Using Electronic Mail and a Directed Exploration of Internet on Attitudes.
Russett, James A.
It is not difficult to find information describing how enterprising teachers use telecommunications in their classrooms; however, it is very difficult to find studies describing how teacher education institutions can (or should) employ telecommunications. Two hundred and twenty nine students (all were enrolled in a methods/curriculum course) were involved in a study designed to evaluate the impact of the use of electronic mail and/or INTERNET on undergraduate science education students' attitudes and anxiety levels toward technology before and after extensive use of electronic communications. The results provide differences due to the student's gender, age, major, treatment, and other interesting differences that were not statistically significant. Finally, the document provides helpful hints to program directors and teachers who anticipate exposing students to e-mail and/or INTERNET. (ZWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Preservice Teachers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Anaheim, CA, March 26, 1994).