ERIC Number: ED359044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Networks for Science Teachers. ERIC CSMEE Digest.
Roempler, Kimberly S.; Warren, Charles R.
Formerly reserved for use by scientists, researchers, and computer buffs, computer networks now have capabilities that make them extremely useful to science teachers and their classes. This digest is designed to provide educators with some basic background on computer communications and to provide a few examples of computer networks that are easily available to them and their students. Topics discussed are: (1) the power of communication, (2) the advantages of electronic mail, (3) dealing with networking charges, (4) networks available to science teachers (Science Line, EcoNet, PSINets, Internet/BITNET, and ERIC OnLine), and (5) getting involved in computer networking. (PR)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Full Text Databases, Higher Education, Information Networks, Microcomputers, Online Systems, Science Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Telecommunications
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080. (First copy free, additional copies, $0.25 each.)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.