ERIC Number: ED439668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-24
How Computer Technology Expands Educational Options: A Rationale, Recommendations, and a Pamphlet for Administrators.
Kelch, Panette Evers; Karr-Kidwell, PJ
The purpose of this paper is to provide a historical rationale on how computer technology, particularly the Internet, expands educational options for administrators and teachers. A review of the literature includes a brief history of computer technology and its growing use, and a discussion of computer technology for distance learning, for research writing, and for assisting teachers with instructional materials, lesson plans, maintaining grades, and accommodating different student-learning styles. Discussion then moves to implementation of Web-based teaching, using online formats versus in-class formats, and the benefits and limitations of the Internet for education. The paper concludes that it is the responsibility of administrators to work with teachers and students to develop appropriate applications and guidelines for effective Internet use in schools. Included with the paper is a pamphlet for teachers and administrators that lists Web sites for all subject disciplines that teachers can use for incorporating Internet resources into the classroom. (Contains 52 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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