ERIC Number: ED270090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Educator's Guide to Conferencing: Using Computers.
Foster, David L.
This guide is intended to introduce educators to computer conferencing, a new and often misunderstood communications medium. Written for a trainer/instructor to use with a group of classroom teachers, administrators, or other group of professional educators who are unfamiliar with computer conferencing as a teaching medium, the guide provides the trainer with the information necessary to give participants a clear view of this evolving communications and information technology. Generic information with specific, nongeneric examples allow the trainer to provide a complete course on the educational uses of computer conferencing. All the necessary background materials and references needed to make the trainer an expert are included, together with how-to activities that can be replicated by the trainer, thereby eliminating the necessity of redeveloping the workshop. Following an introduction and information on how to use the guide, the following sections are included: (1) What Is Computer Conferencing?; (2) Common Applications; (3) The Benefits of Computer Conferencing; (4) Current Educational Uses; (5) Electronic Courses; (6) What You Need to Hold a Computer Conference Online; and a (7) Quick Guide to Computer Conferencing. References and a brief directory of online services mentioned in the guide are included. (THC)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Educational Resources, Electronic Mail, Inservice Teacher Education, Microcomputers, Objectives, Online Systems, Staff Development, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Teleconferencing, Telephone Communications Systems, Workshops
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 East Seventh Street, Austin, TX 78701.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.