ERIC Number: ED392695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Cyberspace and the Political Science Classroom: Reflections on Using the Internet and On-Line Conferencing.
Gizzi, Michael C.
This paper reflects on a two-semester experiment using computer technologies in the university political science classroom. The instructor incorporated electronic mail (e-mail), the Internet, and an on-line conferencing program into the course requirements for an upper-division course on the Supreme Court and an introductory honors tutorial on U.S. politics. The paper describes: (1) how each of these technologies was utilized to provide ideas on how to incorporate cyberspace in the classroom; (2) lessons learned from using a VAX Notes conference during the past year; and (3) how best to take advantage of Internet resources in the political science classroom. Appendixes include an introduction to computer conferencing with VAX Notes and un-edited VAX Notes Topics. (EH)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computers, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Technology, Internet, Political Science, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (Chicago, IL, August 31-September 3, 1995).