ERIC Number: ED417303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Internet Guide for Literacy Teachers & Researchers. The All-in-One Internet Reference Tool for Literacy Professionals. Updated & Revised.
This guide addresses the needs of those teachers from the literacy field who are just beginning to explore the Internet as an exciting medium to enhance learning. Chapters 1-3, "Internet Basics," offer a brief introduction to what the Internet is (e-mail, mailing lists, newsgroups, File Transfer Protocol, World Wide Web), how to get one's computer connected (hardware and software needs), and tips on choosing an Internet service provider (types and costs). Chapters 4-10, "Using Internet Tools," focus on using Internet tools: step-by-step explanations for using Eudora and Netscape; joining and leaving mailing list discussion groups; using the Adult-Literacy mailing list; using the World Wide Web; using Telnet; how to get the best of search engines so that information seeking is efficient and productive; and using the ERIC database. Chapters 11 and 12, "Useful Web Sites," describe important Australian and international language and literacy sites. This directory covers a wide range of educational centers, including virtual libraries, the focus being to assist language and literacy researchers to locate research information and teaching resources through the Internet. Section IV provides a glossary and lists of 55 websites on English as a Second Language and literacy, 27 literacy mailing lists, and 10 newsgroups. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Internet, Literacy Education, Online Systems
Adult Basic Education Resource and Information Service, National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3001.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst. of Australia, Melbourne. Adult Education Resource and Information Service.
Identifiers - Location: Australia