ERIC Number: ED383484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
On-Line Learning Technologies: Networking in the Classroom. Rural, Small Schools Network Information Exchange No. 16, Summer 1994.
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
This packet includes reprints of articles and other information concerning the use of computer networks in small, rural schools. Computer networks can minimize isolation; develop stronger links to the community; access reference information from remote sources; and create professional and academic exchanges for teachers, administrators, and students. The five sections of the packet cover introduction to networking, funding, implementation of networking technology in the classroom, issues such as equitable access and staff development, and resources. Articles include: (1) "The Executive Educator's Complete Guide to the Internet" (Lars Kongshem); (2) "Restructuring for Learning with Technology: The Potential for Synergy" (Karen Sheingold); (3) "Plug into a Network" (Doug Vander Linden, Larry Clark); (4) "Network-Based Collaborations: How Universities Can Support K-12 Reform Efforts" (John Clement); (5) "Funding Electronic Classrooms" (Arlene Krebs); (6) "All about Grants: Where to Get Them, How to Get Them, and Profiles of Schools and Districts That Have Been Forever Changed--for the Better--after Getting Them" (Gwen Solomon); (6) "Education Online: Interactive K-12 Computing" (Edward J. Valauskas); (7) "Technology As a Vehicle for Transformation" (Lynn Murray and others); (8) "Developing a Telecommunications Curriculum for Students with Physical Disabilities" (Terry S. Gandell, Dorothy Laufer); (9) "Doing Science in the Electronic School District" (James D. Lehman and others); (10) "A Community of Learning" (Geriann Marie Walker); (11) "Education On-Line" (Yvonne Marie Andres); (12) "Telecommunications: Avoiding the Black Hole" (Margaret Riel); (13) "Linking Northwest Schools to the Internet" (Lee Sherman Caudell); (14) "Could Computer Use Be a Form of Tracking?" (Ike Coleman); (15) "Electronic Networking and the Construction of Professional Knowledge" (Gary D. Watts, Shari Castle); (16) "Blinded by Science" (Tom Snyder); (17) "Alternative Assessment: Putting Technology to the Test" (Isabelle Bruder); and (18) "Responsible Citizenship in the Electronic Community" (Sally Webster, Frank W. Connolly). The last section lists resources, including companies providing on-line services, information resources, funding organizations and ideas, books and articles on the Internet, and journals related to educational technology. (LP)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Grantsmanship, Higher Education, Internet, Online Systems, Program Descriptions, Rural Education, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.