ERIC Number: ED393010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Joining the On-Line Community. An Introduction for Adult Literacy. Practice Guide.
Rethemeyer, R. Karl
This technology guide is intended to introduce adult literacy providers to the concepts,hardware, and procedures of online communication. The six-part guide explains the following: (1) what electronic networks are; (2) why adult literacy practitioners may want to join the Internet; (3) how adult literacy practitioners are already using the Internet to improve and enhance practice; (4) what equipment one needs to connect to the Internet; (5) how to set up a computer and modem to access the Internet; (6) how to make the first connection to the Internet through a commercial online service; (7) what basic tools are used on the Internet and how to use them; and (8) what is being done to develop the next generation of the Internet, the National Information Infrastructure. Eight appendixes include the following: equipment checklists for Apple Macintosh and IBM-compatible computers; information on using terminal emulation software; commercial online service providers; country codes; determining one's Internet address; subscribing to literacy and literacy-related Listservs; finding and using low-cost computer software using Gopher and FTP; and finding adult literacy information servers on the Internet. The guide contains 13 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Citations (References), Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Information Networks, Internet, Literacy Education, Microcomputers, Online Systems
National Center on Adult Literacy, University of Pennsylvania, Publications, 3910 software using Gopher and FTP; and finding adult Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3111 (order no. PG95-05).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Adult Literacy, Philadelphia, PA.