ERIC Number: ED375889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
The Development of a Faculty Development Workshop on Computer Access to the Internet. Revised.
A practicum was undertaken to develop a syllabus and support manual for a faculty development workshop in on-line information gathering and communication through the Internet for faculty at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in Pennsylvania. The practicum sought to determine the appropriate content and amount of time faculty would be willing to spend in an Internet workshop. Research procedures included a literature review on the impact of technology and education, an Internet demonstration for college faculty, and extensive research of on-line resources. The practicum resulted in the development of a 3-hour workshop titled, "Traveling the Data Highway." The workshop provided hands-on experience and a 26-page resource manual. Based on study findings, several recommendations were made to the CCAC Director of Computer Services, including the following: (1) the workshop be offered at the start of each semester; (2) faculty be encouraged to share their on-line experiences by e-mail; (3) the computer lab be connected to the Internet to provide workshop facilities; and (4) the workshop be revised annually to keep up with rapid Internet changes. The study concludes that a short Internet workshop can provide an opportunity to improve faculty scholarship and reduce feelings of faculty isolation. Appendixes include the workshop syllabus and the "Traveling the Data Highway" manual, which covers the history of the Internet; exercises for using e-mail and searching on-line library catalogs at other colleges and universities; and descriptions of 10 online public access catalogs. (KP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. practicum report, Nova Southeastern University.