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ERIC Number: ED464690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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WebReady: Essential Skills for Taking Internet-Based Classes.
Sevastopoulos, Julie; Bruni, Peter
This document is a report on WebReady, an online program that provides students with the essential skills needed to function effectively in Internet-based classes. The WebReady program consists of seven interactive lessons that instruct students on how to: (1) use the full capabilities of the Web browser; (2) perform critical searches on the Internet; (3) send and receive e-mail; (4) send and receive file/graphic attachments through e-mail; (5) compress and decompress files/programs; (6) access PDF files or documents; and (7) participate in online discussion groups. The program includes background reading, visual aides, and quizzes to help ensure student skill competency. The program also provides instructor assistance and feedback, which helps generate a favorable impression of online learning. The entire program can be completed in 16 hours or less, depending on the existing ability of the learner. Overall, the program is designed to help prepare and increase the chances of success for students enrolling in online classes. The program will assist instruction of online courses by freeing instructors from using valuable class time to teach students how to use or access Internet resources. The report includes feedback from program completers, a FAQ section, and a Web site for guests to try the program. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A