ERIC Number: ED372195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Demystifying the Internet. Practitioner File.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
This practitioner file is designed to provide information for adult, career, and vocational educators who have little or no experience using the Internet. Discussed first are the history of the Internet's development and its content and scope. Ways of obtaining an Internet connection are described. Next, annotated descriptions of eight sources of basic information about using the Internet are provided. Procedures for accessing the ERIC database on the Internet and for using various Listservs of relevance to adult, career, and vocational educators are detailed. Examples of the types of information available on the Office of Educational Research and Improvement's Gopher Server are provided. Presented next are a glossary of terms related to computer networks and an annotated bibliography of nine electronic journals of interest to adult, career, and vocational educators. The following issues of concern to educators are discussed briefly from the standpoint of the Internet: access and equity, education, communication styles, privacy and security, and information overload. The importance of addressing electronic mail correctly is highlighted. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: Printed on colored paper.