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ERIC Number: ED351319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 5
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Preparing Teachers for a Shrinking World.
Aronin, Gene
This paper describes an innovative training program offered at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Participants in the program include the university computer education students; the administration, teachers, and students of the participating elementary and secondary schools; and the Curriculum and Instruction and Media Services departments at the university. The university students, many of whom are already teachers, receive and complete course assignments and communicate with each other by means of telecommunications. The program develops an understanding of the effectiveness of telecommunications as a curriculum tool. The training includes the following components: (1) basic telecommunications training to send and receive messages among each other and the instructors; (2) use of telecommunications to receive and complete assignments; (3) development and design of electronic mail; (4) instructional use of telecommunications in grades K-12; and (5) training in data retrieval. Other types of information received include database activities, establishment of a sub-network for specific educational purposes, and use of tutorials. Participation in the program enables university students to model processes which could be shared with their K-12 students, and it sensitizes them to opportunities for implementing telecommunications in their own curricula. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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