ERIC Number: ED396919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-31
Area under Constructivism: A Pilot Study Using a World Wide Web Home Page To Assess Professional Development.
Slough, Scott W.; McGrew-Zoubi, Robin
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential of World Wide Web Home Page construction as a way for teachers to demonstrate their professional development as they construct new professional knowledge and networks. The focus of this pilot study was to begin looking at the connections to learning that a Home Page can demonstrate without having to train the teacher as a computer programmer. The teacher subjects (n=7) participated in a constructivist-based summer institute to promote excellence in science teaching. The use of and publishing on the Internet were stressed as essential skills of the 20th century science teacher with teacher participants contributing to a collaborative Home Page. Teachers with no Internet experience prior to the institute were able to begin contributing to the collaborative Home Page with less than 4 hours of Internet "surfing" and 30 minutes of HTML code (the code of the Web) programming instruction. Contains 19 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (St. Louis, MO, March 31, 1996).