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ERIC Number: ED393402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Pages: 69
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Driver's Education for the Information Super Highway: Computer Mediated Communication on a Local Area Network.
Kilgore, Beverly M.
This document describes a project whereby a researcher spent time in a fifth-grade classroom teaching students to use electronic mail. For two 40-minute periods each week over a period of 18 weeks, 28 students received instruction on mechanics such as sending and reading mail, attaching and retrieving files, and forwarding messages with their own comments. In addition, the students were taught many of the responsibilities that accompany electronic mail usage, including managing bandwidth and hard drive space as well as observing Internet etiquette by, among other things, being concise and polite. Success was to be represented by a percentage of students displaying mastery of skills or etiquette rules at various points in the program. Their success was measured by teacher observation, teacher-administered tests, and e-mail feedback to the researcher from both students and teachers. Results showed that students fell short of the goal only in the area of mail forwarding. Appendices include sample tests, an observation checklist, comments from netiquette violation surveys, a recap of netiquette rules, and software evaluations. (Contains 21 references.) (BEW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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