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ERIC Number: ED440637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 8
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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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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