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Cifuentes, Lauren; Green, Marybeth; McNamara, Jim – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
The research team identified and tested six criteria that operationalize cultural responsiveness as a factor for evaluating school district Websites: cultural utility, representation of diverse cultures of target populations in graphics, percentage of website topics translated into Spanish, the content of topics translated, the level on which…
Descriptors: School Districts, Internet, Hispanic American Students, Culturally Relevant Education
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Youn, Soonkyoung – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Since the Internet was introduced in the field of Educational Technology, it has predominantly been seen as an instructional tool. A number of educational technologists point out that the Internet can be a powerful instructional tool that encourages learners to be involved in problem-solving by using a great deal of information and to enlarge and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Virtual Classrooms, Interpersonal Communication, Student Attitudes
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Jones, Brett D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
This study examined the effects of a Web site design project on students' motivation and achievement. Tenth-grade biology students worked together in teams on an ecology project that required them to locate relevant information on the Internet, decide which information should be included on their Web site, organize the information into Web pages,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Ecology, Biology
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VanFossen, Phillip J.; Shiveley, James M. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2003
The Internet has been touted as a useful resource for social studies teachers. This study used content analysis methods to examine trends in sessions focused on the use of the Internet presented at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual meeting (1995-2002). Session abstracts were analyzed for: type of Internet sessions…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Social Studies
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Murphy, Elizabeth; Coffin, George – American Journal of Distance Education, 2003
Researchers studied the use of a suite of synchronous communication tools in support of a Web-based, senior high school French course whose students were dispersed over the vast, sparsely populated province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The objective was to describe interaction according to four types: student-teacher, student-student,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Internet, French
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Jackson, Charmaine – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2003
For several decades, education has assumed a vital role in this country's economic, social, and political development, catapulting less advantaged citizens into higher social classes and the political process. A testament to education's fundamental importance in our society are the numerous programs designed during the 1960s to eliminate the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Financial Aid Applicants, College Applicants, Federal Government
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Jones, Brett D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
The purpose of this study was to provide recommendations to teachers who are interested in implementing Internet inquiry projects. Four classes of ninth-and tenth-grade honors students (N = 100) participated in an Internet inquiry project in which they were presented with an ecology question that required them to make a decision based on…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Internet, Ecology, Educational Technology
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