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Integrating the Internet in the K–6 classroom: An online self-paced introductory course


2006 2006

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this project was to create and evaluate an online self-paced course. This course introduced teachers to some strategies of integrating the Internet in the K-6 classroom. These strategies, which had been successfully used by many educators, were organized into 4 modules. Within each module, integration strategies were presented along with successful stories, an interactive quiz, and a self-assessment practice.

Four teachers from an elementary school volunteered to test and evaluate the course. They filled out a survey to rate the course in 4 categories. The course received an overall positive rating of 3.69 on a scale of 1-4 with 4 as "Strongly Agree." These teachers also participated in a focus group interview to discuss the strategies presented. Although they agreed that these strategies had educational values, they stated that only the strategies in the modules Integrating Web Resources and WebQuest were practical and applicable to their classrooms. This project report concludes with recommendations for future developers of online instructional systems.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Educational software;
Teacher education
Classification
0710: Educational software
0530: Teacher education
Identifier / keyword
Education
Title
Integrating the Internet in the K–6 classroom: An online self-paced introductory course
Author
Tran, Debbie
Number of pages
71
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
6080
Source
MAI 45/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542870255
Advisor
Chen, Teresa
University/institution
California State University, Long Beach
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1437814
ProQuest document ID
304912183
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304912183
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