ERIC Number: ED385326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Internet Resources for Community College Practitioners. ERIC Digest.
This article describes the Internet and lists resources available to community college (CC) practitioners through the Internet. The Internet is described as an international computer network which links thousands of smaller networks. The digest suggests the following hardware for Internet access: an IBM-compatible computer capable of running Windows, or a Macintosh computer with at least a 68030 processor; a modem of at least 14,000 baud per second; an Internet provider; and telecommunications software. The article then lists CC Internet resources, providing both the Internet address and information about each site, including online guides to the Internet such as: (1) the Clearinghouse of Subject-Oriented Internet Resource Guides; (2) the Rice University Gopher (menus of resources maintained elsewhere are organized by subject matter at this site; and (3) W3 Servers, a catalog of all World Wide Web (WWW) servers. The list also includes CC Internet sites including Fayetteville Technical College, a gopher site with pointers to other CC gopher sites; Community Colleges Web Directory; Education Virtual Library; the Community College League of California; ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges; as well as electronic books, reference resources, government information, library catalogs and Usenet Newsgroups. These latter resources include: (1) Project Gutenberg, providing classics, poetry, and historical documents in full text; (2) Internet Wiretap, providing White House press releases, laws, and legal documents; and (3) the U.S. Department of Education WWW Site which provides information on legislation, programs (such as Goals 2000 and School-to-Work), publications, statistics, and educational software. The article also describes and lists listservs of particular interest to CC practitioners. (Includes a list of publications which provide basic information about the Internet.) (KP)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.