ERIC Number: ED421168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
A Model of Internet Usage for Course Delivery.
Galloway, Gary M.
To improve teacher training, a model was developed to summarize and categorize teachers' levels of current and future Internet usage in teaching. This model was intended to prepare teacher educators to help inservice teachers learn to use the Internet to support their courses. Three levels are determined by how the Internet is used educationally by teachers. This three-level model is derived from the principles of two mutually exclusive instructional approaches: explicit and implicit teaching. Level 1 use of the Internet focuses on supporting a traditional classroom setting in two areas: management and instruction. Teachers' usage of the Internet reaches Level 2 when they use the Internet in the actual delivery of instruction. Level 2 e-mail usage finds students submitting assignments as attachments or directly in the message, receiving data and answering questions through the Internet. Level 3 finds complete courses offered and received through the Internet where teachers and students interact with each other and the material exclusively via technology. From the teacher whose goal is to increase efficiency, to the teacher concerned with designing a Web-based course, the three-level model structures various types of instructional use. As teachers are trained in the use of telecommunications and the Internet, this model can direct their study from beginner level through becoming independent distance educators. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: "SITE 98: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (9th, Washington, DC, March 10-14, 1998). Proceedings"; see IR 018 794.