ERIC Number: ED379428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Using the Internet in Professional Development.
This document contains ideas and information regarding using the Internet in the professional development of vocational education teachers. Presented first is basic information about what the Internet is and its value as a tool for professional development (including its role as a vehicle for accessing the ERIC database, taking online classes, and communicating with other educators and schools). The types of information available through the Internet are listed and the following major Internet features/systems are described: electronic mail, file transfer protocol, the Gopher interface, Telnet method of connecting to other computers while on the Internet, Usenet news groups, and the World Wide Web (WWW) graphical method of linking information. Explained next are procedures for getting on the Internet and locating addresses or networks on the Internet. The next several sections provide more detailed information regarding USENET groups, Gopher, and the WWW. Listed in the final section are 26 possible ways of using the Internet in vocational-technical education, including the following: sharing curricula, advertising job openings, disseminating school-to-work concepts, conducting online forums, connecting to employers, disseminating research and information, engaging in collaborative learning, publicizing new books/curricula, communicating with students, and publishing works from vocational students. Contains 16 references. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Dallas, TX, December 9-13, 1994).