ERIC Number: ED395111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
"Licensed To Drive on the Information Superhighway." Final Report.
Woodruff, Barbara A.
This report describes a project conducted for the following purposes: (1) research the new technologies that will be part of the upcoming information boom, popularly referred to as the "information superhighway"; (2) interview technical professionals in the scientific field to find out their feelings and predictions on the technology; (3) produce an easy-to-read training manual in the information superhighway including teaching suggestions for adult basic education instructors; and (4) disseminate the training manual throughout Pennsylvania. The project included a literature review, interviews with technical professionals, online research of the Internet, and interviews with educators. A basic staff development training manual was developed, consisting of 10 units. Topics covered in the manual are as follows: what is the information superhighway?; connecting to the information superhighway; network addresses; electronic mail; network newsgroups; Internet resources; commercial online service providers; starting up; and resources for adult education classes. A glossary, 24 references, and a planning form for Internet connection are provided. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.