ERIC Number: ED396721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
A Dissemination Strategy for Student Adoption of Internet Services.
Atkinson, Roger; Rehn, Geoff
Adoption of new educational technologies usually requires a dissemination strategy as an explicit element in the design of a system. This paper reviews elements in a "student-driven" dissemination strategy for Internet services, based on experiences with "cleo" and "carmen," Internet hosts operated by Murdoch University (Australia). The objective was to offer computer-mediated communications with the greatest scope for student involvement and a collaborative learning approach to Internet services, while also addressing concerns over the cost and organization of access facilities, regulation of user behavior, equitable access for all students in a class, and the need for user training and technical support. The growth of these services necessitated the introduction of some user fees and of modem pools, but growth has also resulted in the allocation of funds for upgrades and enhancements. Implications for teaching and learning applications are summarized, from the concept of "cybercafe" discussions to the use of the World Wide Web and listservers for content delivery. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer System Design, Costs, Educational Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Services, Internet, Strategic Planning, Student Interests, Telecommunications, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Access to Services; Murdoch University (Australia); User Fees; User Groups; User Training
Note: In: Learning Technologies: Prospects and Pathways. Selected papers from EdTech '96 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10, 1996); see IR 017 931. Contains illustrations which may not reproduce clearly.