ERIC Number: ED382451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
So You Want To Use a Class LISTSERV in Your Science Methods Class: Insights Shared on Nurturing Along a Virtual Community Outside the Graduate Science Methods Classroom.
McGinnis, J. Randy
This paper summarizes one semester's use of a class LISTSERV with a graduate elementary science education course (n=9). Data were collected on student comments regarding the class LISTSERV from nonstructured interviews, E-mail inquiries, and an end-of-semester questionnaire. Student feedback indicated that student interest in communication technology was piqued by the use of the electronic discussion group in a graduate class, that the LISTSERV professionally enhanced both their graduate and teaching experience, and that it added an alternative communication option that distinguished this graduate class from the typical fare. The primary instructor insight was that the use of a class LISTSERV enhanced his professional development as a science educator teaching graduate classes. Appendixes feature sample LISTSERV entries. Contains 12 references. (ZWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science (Charleston, WV, January 5-8, 1995).