ERIC Number: ED440637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
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Teaching Teachers To Use the World Wide Web.
Frey, Joanne M.
This paper briefly describes an assignment designed to improve teachers' attitudes toward technology through basic instruction. A group of teachers who were taking graduate level courses were introduced to computer technology in a non-threatening manner starting with learning the basic computer skills, such as e-mail, word processing, and conducting an Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) search. A field trip to the university library was scheduled in the early weeks of the semester to familiarize the teachers with the resources that could be accessed through the library. A demonstration of an ERIC search was also given by one of the reference librarians. Another goal was to help teachers develop a working knowledge of finding resources on the World Wide Web, as well as the ability to critically evaluate the information retrieved. The assignment was accessed from a commercial site on the Web, Blackboard.com, so that teachers would be also introduced to distance learning. A paper copy of the assignment was made available in the library for easy reference, and a step-by-step demonstration on locating and accessing the Web site was given by the instructor. (AEF)
Descriptors: Assignments, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Online Searching, Teacher Education, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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