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ERIC Number: ED402998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Novices on the Net: An Introduction to Education Class Uses E-Mail and the Internet.
Corl, Susan F.
In order to offer computer and/or technology instruction to their education students before they transfer to four-year colleges, Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSUE), a two-year college, added a computer component to an introductory education class. The component introduces pre-service teachers to electronic mail and the Internet in order to alleviate students' fears regarding the technology. Although computer utilization has become commonplace in elementary and secondary schools, research suggests that many pre-service teaching programs do not offer adequate training in computers. In LSUE's education class, assignments given to each student for the computer component included subscribing to Ednet, a listserv dedicated to education-related topics; responding to messages on Ednet; finding an electronic document on the Internet and emailing it to another location; responding to requests for information on Ednet; and unsubscribing from the listserv. Students were also asked to rate their Internet experience and indicate whether they would use it again in classes or by themselves. Sixty-four percent of the students rated their experience as good, 90% said that they would use it again for themselves, and another 90% said that they would use it in classes. Appendixes provide a list of sample Internet sites, electronic mail responses from teacher education professionals regarding computer components in their courses, and a list of advantages and disadvantages of electronic mail. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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