ERIC Number: ED364211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Implementation of a Program To Increase Electronic Mail between Fifth and Sixth Grade Students, Parents, and Teachers.
Burmeister, Marsha L.
The problem addressed by the practicum was that students, parents, and teachers in the school district studied did not actively participate in electronic mail opportunities. The goal of the practicum was to increase involvement in electronic mail (e-mail) among fifth and sixth grade students, their teachers, and parents. A telecommunications booklet was developed and distributed to students, parents, and teachers throughout the implementation of the project; and an electronic bulletin board service (BBS) was set up and operated. Introductory workshops were presented to teachers; individual and small group inservice sessions were also presented including interactive online typing sessions. At the end of the implementation period, the BBS had 99 registered users, 64 of whom actively called the system. Of the active callers, 45 were students in fifth or sixth grade, 15 were teachers, and four were parents. A total of 366 e-mail messages were sent with 306 calls logged on the system. Analysis of results indicated that the participants in the project increased in their use of electronic mail. Eleven figures and one table present study findings, and 24 appendixes contain forms and instructions used in the study. (Contains 46 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Electronic Mail, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 5, Grade 6, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Intermediate Grades, Parent Participation, Practicums, Program Development, Program Implementation, Student Participation, Teacher Participation, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, User Needs (Information), Workshops
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.