ERIC Number: ED409891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Online: A Friendly Guide for Teachers, Students, and Parents.
Educational Resources Information Center (ED), Washington, DC.
This brochure provides teachers, students, and parents with information on how to connect to a computer network; describes some of the education offerings available to network users; and offers hints to help make exploration of computer networks easy and successful. The brochure explains the equipment needed to connect to a computer network; ways to access the Internet--from getting a free account to signing up with a commercial provider; using e-mail and joining listserv discussion groups; definitions of the World Wide Web, Telnet, and Gopher; tips for using computer networks; finding education information on computer networks; and descriptions of AskEric--the personalized question-answering service providing education information--and the National Parent Information Network--a Web server devoted to child development, care, and the education and parenting of children from birth through early adolescence. A sample list of listserv discussion groups for educators and parents is provided, in addition to the uniform resource locators (URLs) and telephone numbers for each of the ERIC Clearinghouses, Adjuncts, and support components. (SWC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Educational Resources Information Center (ED), Washington, DC.