Scouting Internet Resources for Teachers Using Technology
Feng-Kwei Wang, John Wedman, Univ. of Missouri - Columbia, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
For teachers using Internet resources, weeding through a morass of Web sites, separating relevant from irrelevant, and ultimately locating useful resources that they can integrate in their instruction were such a daunting and time-consuming task. The need to minimize frivolous tasks in resource seeking and the demand for immediate access to relevant instructional resources gave rise to a new venture entitled "eThemes" - the Internet resource scouting service. To start with, three graduate assistants with library and education backgrounds were hired to staff the scout team. In addition, a database application was developed for managing and distributing Internet resources requested by teachers. Both the scout team and the database were perceived invaluable to teachers for saving their time and effort in finding appropriate Internet resources that can be quickly integrated in their instruction.
Wang, F.K. & Wedman, J. (2001). Scouting Internet Resources for Teachers Using Technology. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1989-1993). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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