ERIC Number: ED391515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Planning for and Implementing Internet Training for Teachers.
Baule, Steven M.; Lyons, Suzanne M.
Because many schools face the difficult task of training teachers to use the Internet, this paper provides guidelines for planning and implementing an Internet training program for teachers. The first issue that must be addressed is defining goals and objectives by assessing the needs of the network users. Next, the various methods of Internet access must be defined and advantages and disadvantages of all the access options should be considered. Identifying who should be trained and defining the spectrum of proficiency to which they should be trained is the next step. Personnel, ideally teachers, must be designated to do the training and should make use of the wide array of resources available to them; these include print and online resources, workshops, conferences, and local users' groups. The three basic methods of organizing the training session content are: (1) show the entire spectrum of network tools; (2) focus on a single network tool; and (3) focus on a set of subject related resources valuable to the participants. The training program should take the form of a half day to 3 day workshops. Trainers should be prepared for the various learning styles of participants and they should also have some knowledge of adult learning theory. During the session itself, there should be a minimal amount of lecture, allowing for maximum hands-on opportunities. Trainers should provide participants with support materials at the conclusion of the training as well as the name of someone to contact for further help. Evaluation of the program by participants and instructors should take place at the end of the session on an individual basis. All those involved in the program should be recognized by the school's administration. (AEF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Eyes on the Future: Converging Images, Ideas, and Instruction. Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (27th, Chicago, IL, October 18-22, 1995); see IR 017 629.