ERIC Number: ED429578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
SURWEB: A Visual Literacy Tool Which Promotes Engaged Learning for Teachers and Students.
Barker, Bruce O.
This paper discusses the changing role of teachers and students working on the World Wide Web and outlines the following eight characteristics and associated descriptors of the engaged learning model: (1) vision of learning (responsible, strategic, energized, collaborative); (2) tasks (authentic, challenging, multidisciplinary); (3) assessment (performance based, generative, multiple measurements); (4) instructional model (interactive, generative); (5) learning context (collaborative, empathetic); (6) grouping (heterogeneous, flexible, equitable); (7) teacher roles (facilitator, guide, co-learner); and (8) student roles (explorer, apprentice, teacher/mentor, producer). SURWEB (State of Utah Resource Web), an Internet-based multimedia tool and resource database for directly involving both teachers and students in these types of engaged learning activities, is described. SURWEB was initiated in 1995 by a consortium of public and private agencies including Utah's K-12 educational service centers, institutions of higher education, West Ed Regional Education Laboratory, museums, state and national parks, and Native American tribal councils and agencies. Its growing database provides teachers with hundreds of media shows, electronic field trips, and standards-based learning units. Furthermore, the tool enables students and teachers to create and produce multimedia presentations. Web sites for a sampling of student/teacher produced media shows are listed, and guidelines for successful classroom instruction using the Web are provided. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Consortia, Databases, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Material Development, Models, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Student Developed Materials, Student Role, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Role, Teaching Models, Visual Literacy, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah