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ERIC Number: ED427751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec-1
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing the Usage of a School District Web Site by Training Staff and Community Members in Its Use and Development.
Willome, Mike
This goal of this project was to create a public school district World Wide Web site that staff and community members would use more frequently. The project included three solutions. First, 33 one-on-one and small-group training sessions were conducted to increase awareness and improve Web services. A Web-site advisory committee, which developed Web site guidelines and provided continual input and feedback to the development of the Web site, was facilitated. Second, staff formed a Web-site team to collaborate in management, promotion, and demonstration of the Web site. A new data projector was used to demonstrate the site for school and community groups. Promotional efforts also included integration of the site's URL into a variety of district and community publications. Third, Web-page training was provided to staff at 33 schools and district offices. Staff usage of site features increased based on a comparison of results of 1997 and 1998 surveys. Based on focus group research, the district launched a reorganized Web site in February 1998. An increase of 441.8% user sessions was recorded from February 1 to October 3, 1998. Web design reflected the open communications system recommended by the district's strategic plan. At the end of the project, district offices and schools managed 378 Web pages, an increase of 48.8%. Four appendices contain staff Internet surveys, Web-site guidelines, Web-page developer's orientation, and Web-page tutorial. (Contains 48 references.) (DLS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A