ERIC Number: ED447799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Csrdweb.net as an On-Line Learning Community.
The csrdweb.net Web site is a cross-lab initiative to pilot the use of Web-based profiles and e-mail discussion groups as tools to support networking among Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) schools. A Laboratory Network Program (LNP) project, the initiative used resources from all 10 regional educational laboratories (RELs) to develop and support the Web site in order to learn how, to what extent, and under what circumstances Web-based networking can contribute to the resources that assist CSRD schools. After one year, the cross-lab Web site development team learned several lessons about CSRD schools' use of the Web as a networking tool and about successful LNP collaboration. After highlighting some of the major findings, this report outlines the purpose of the site; the four main networking and resource sharing components; major activities undertaken by the REL planning team for the csrdweb.net pilot project; and next steps. Also included are a table of comparative site statistics over time, a chart of unique visits to the site from November 7, 1999, through June 30, 2000, the CSRD Interactive Web Site User Feedback Questionnaire, and responses to CSRD Web site user. Appendices contain copies of two school profiles and discussion group messages from the csrdweb.net Web site. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Educational Development, Educational Resources, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Networks, Online Systems, Pilot Projects, Shared Resources and Services, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California