ERIC Number: EJ774016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Recommendations for Implementing Internet Inquiry Projects
Jones, Brett D.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v30 n3 p271-291 2001-2002
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 information that they gathered, analyzed, and synthesized from the Internet and their textbook. Students then composed papers with a rationale for their decision. Students in one group had access to pre-selected relevant Web sites, access to the entire Internet, and were provided with less online support. Students in the other group had access to only pre-selected relevant Web sites, but were provided with more online support. Two of the most important recommendations were: 1) to provide students with more online support; and 2) to provide students with pre-selected relevant Web sites and allow them to search the Internet for information.
Descriptors: Web Sites, Internet, Ecology, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Inquiry, Grade 9, Grade 10, Secondary Education, Student Projects, Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Computer Uses in Education, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Science Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 9; Secondary Education
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