ERIC Number: ED410912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
An On-line Microcomputer Course for Pre-service Teachers.
Abkemeier, Mary K.
This paper describes "Microcomputer Applications for Educators," a course at Fontbonne College for pre-service teachers which introduces the educational applications of the computer and related technologies. The course introduces students to the Macintosh computer, its operating system, Claris Works 4.0, and various other educational and personal software packages, and provides students with the knowledge and skills of how to use the Internet as a teaching and research tool. Each week, students investigate two topics on the Web, one on general educational technology, and the other dealing with multiculturalism and/or diversity. Students provide an Internet address, summary of the site, and a rating on content, organization, and aesthetics for each topic they research. The class web page contains Internet addresses related to each of the Internet topics for students to look at for more information. The multicultural/diversity sites and their descriptions are listed on the college's web page, and information is sent to principals in the area telling them about the list. Student evaluation in the class is also discussed. (SWC)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Cooperation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Internet, Microcomputers, Online Searching, Online Systems, Preservice Teacher Education, Research Tools, Selection, Student Evaluation, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A