ERIC Number: ED373798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
K-12 Education and the Internet: A Technical Report Prepared for Saskatchewan Education, Training and Employment.
Proctor, L. F.; Allen, A. J.
This report examines the context and impact on the classroom of teacher and student access to the Internet in K-12 education in Saskatchewan (Canada) public schools. It begins with a description of the Internet, including funding and connectivity concerns. The following four basic services of the Internet are introduced with examples of K-12 implementations: electronic mail (e-mail); Internet Relay Chats (IRC); USENET newsgroups; and file transfer protocol (FTP). Examples of commercial, educational, and community Internet providers are presented. Next, the impact of the Internet on K-12 education is discussed and several issues are examined, including access to the Internet; acquiring the skills to navigate the Internet; technical support; navigational aids; telephone lines; increasing traffic; capability of hardware; access to material unsuitable for the classroom; finding time for using the Internet; and student assessment. Finally, five recommendations for using the Internet in Saskatchewan schools are made. A reading list for additional information is provided. (Contains 31 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saskatchewan; USENET