ERIC Number: ED392449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Online: An Educator's Easy Guide to the Internet.
This handbook is a guide for newcomers to the Internet, as well as for those more experienced. It includes ideas and information on how to use online technologies, current examples, resources, hints, and answers to frequently asked questions. Also included are ideas for practical application throughout the curriculum that will enhance learning and instruction. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section explores the options available for getting connected to the Internet, as well as the issues and concerns surrounding Internet access. In the second section, the focus is on the possibilities for communication through the Internet, such as networking with colleagues and conducting and participating in collaborative education projects through e-mail, mailing lists, and newsgroups. Section three explains how Internet resources such as documents, libraries, and databases can be accessed, searched, and browsed through Telenet and Gopher. This section also covers the processes of downloading files to your computer via FTP (file transfer protocol) and exploring the world wide web. Each chapter in sections 2 and 3 is divided by main headings: "What Is It?"; "How Do I Use It?"; "What Now?"; "Key Resources"; "Hints"; "Did You Know?"; and Example(s)." (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Mail, File Transfer Protocol, Information Sources, Internet, Online Searching, Search Strategies
IRI/Skylight Training and Publishing, Inc., 200 E. Wood St., Suite 274, Palatine, IL 60067 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Connectivity; Gopher; Telnet; World Wide Web