ERIC Number: ED429580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Using the WWW for Teaching and Learning in K-12 Classrooms: What Are the Interesting Research Questions?
This paper proposes three criteria for developing research questions that have the potential to illuminate the understanding of Web-supported learning in K-12 classrooms: (1) questions should be situated in progressive instructional contexts; (2) questions should focus on what is happening in the Web-supported learning environment in addition to measuring outcomes; and (3) questions should emphasize unique capacities of the Web as a tool or medium. These criteria are offered as a starting point for dialogue among researchers about questions sensitive to progressive education goals. A description of the variety of ways that the Web is being used to influence learning in K-12 classrooms includes introducing an example from a case study that typifies how most teachers currently use the Web within the context of their existing curriculum. Also reviewed are some of the major collaborative efforts between researchers and teachers to integrate cognitive tools and structured learning opportunities into Web-supported classrooms. (Contains 24 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).