ERIC Number: ED375803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
An Introduction to the Internet: A Training Program.
Johnson, Diana L.
The study reported here developed and implemented a training program designed to provide future K-12 media specialists with the technical expertise to utilize the Internet. The six modules of instruction which were developed for an education class at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, included videos, lesson notes, transparencies, examples of software, and exercises. Each module covers a different aspect of the Internet and contains two hours of classroom activities. The first module covers IBM computer basics, introduction to networking, and the Internet; the second module covers WAIS, WWW, Gopher, Veronica, Archie, and file and software types; the third module covers finding and transferring files, FTP, and commercial vendors; the fourth module covers other resources on the Internet including library catalogs, graphic images, and Internet Hunts; the fifth module covers ethics, copyrights, dangers, and games; and the sixth module brings the information from all six modules together. A concluding chapter presents observations on the implementation of the project in the following areas: participants, technical problems, techniques, time, general observations, and implications for future study. Appended copies of the course syllabus and the modules make up a large part of this document. (Contains 25 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.Ed. Project, College of St. Scholastica.