ERIC Number: ED427673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The MicroWeb Toolkit: Bringing the WWW to the Classroom.
Thomson, Judi R.; Cooke, John E.; Greer, Jim E.
Computer applications that facilitate the use of the World Wide Web (WWW) within elementary and secondary education must provide support for educators to locate materials quickly and easily; they must minimize the amount of time spent waiting for files to traverse the network; and they must deal sensitively with censorship. The MicroWeb Toolkit is designed to provide software tools to organize and present educational information using WWW resources. The MicroWeb Toolkit assists with the construction and organization of resource collections rather than with the authoring of individual pages by providing tools to organize and classify WWW resources around a specific topic. A MicroWeb collection is designed to minimize the cognitive overhead of the user and to reduce network traffic through resource caching. Topics discussed include using hypermedia collections; features of the MicroWeb Toolkit; creating a MicroWeb collection from the developer and teacher/trainer viewpoints; and conclusions and plans for future development. A diagram illustrates the components of the MicroWeb Toolkit. (Author/DLS)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Classification, Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education, Databases, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Hypermedia, Information Management, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Navigation (Information Systems), Resource Materials, User Needs (Information), World Wide Web
Web site: http://aace.virginia.edu/aace/conf/webnet/html/371.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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