ERIC Number: ED270089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Educator's Guide to Networking: Using Computers.
Spurgin, Judy Barrett
Since electronic networking via microcomputers is fast becoming one of the most popular communications mediums of this decade, this manual is designed to help educators use personal computers as communication devices. The purpose of the document is to acquaint the reader with: (1) the many available communications options on electronic networks; (2) how-to activities that will, with some practice and experience, make one a "networking expert"; and (3) resources and services related to electronic networking. Presuming no technological sophistication since none is required, it presents a step-by-step description of computer networking and the ways it is being used by educators and students throughout the country. Suggestions for ways to ease into computer networking are also provided, along with some examples of how a typical networking session might proceed. The manual does not detail hardware and software requirements, nor does it recommend any particular brands of hardware and software. A glossary and 11 references are included. (THC)
Descriptors: Administrators, Communications, Computer Networks, Databases, Information Networks, Information Systems, Microcomputers, Position Papers, Students, Teachers, Telecommunications
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 East Seventh Street, Austin, TX 78701.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.