ERIC Number: ED398394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated and Applied Curricula Discussion Group and Data Base Project. Final Report.
Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
A project was conducted to compile integrated and applied curriculum resources, develop databases on the World Wide Web, and encourage networking for high school and technical college educators through an Internet discussion group. Activities conducted during the project include the creation of a web page to guide users to resource banks containing information about integrated and applied curriculum. The first database contains more than 80 resources, including contact people, curriculum kits, and journal articles. The second database describes selected offerings in integrated and applied curriculum resources in the state of Wisconsin, linked by school, and the third database shows actual integrated and applied curriculum generated by educator teams who attended the university's 1996 summer conference. A brochure was sent to all high school principals and school-to-work leadership group members (more than 1,000) describing how to access the web pages and join the discussion group. About 70 educators were introduced to the web pages and the discussion group at the 1996 summer conference. Evaluation of the project showed that 14 people had joined the online discussion group by August 14, 1996 and the web page had been accessed 513 times since its inception in April. Participants at the summer workshop rated the workshop and the project highly, with the only negative comments concerning access to the World Wide Web and the need for more time in the Internet workshops. Recommendations were made to continue to make the web page user friendly, to expand the web pages to include more information about curriculum integration at the technical college level, to add resources for students to the web pages, and to conduct workshops for educators about the Internet. (Three appendixes contain the contents of the web page, the brochure, and information on the Internet discussion group.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.