This guide provides a framework to help think about, choose, create, and design an electronically networked community. It is written for educators and educational entities involved with the design and implementation of educational projects. The guide will help planners and designers decide what type of networked community to create; what factors to consider in selecting an electronic network to support the community; what networks or network projects already exist to provide resources to meet the needs of the community; and how members could gain access to the network. Chapter 1 introduces some basic concepts about networked communities and relates these concepts to education. Chapter 2 identifies criteria for selecting a network. beginning with its educational purpose and concluding with connection considerations. Chapter 3 describes types of networks, characterized by factors and issues relevant to decision making. Chapter 4 presents examples of networked communities in terms of the frameworks and factors defined in the preceding chapter. Included in the appendices are descriptions of networks and/or projects mentioned; comments on the future of networking in the schools; and a glossary. (Contains 28 references.) (JLB)This guide provides a framework to help think about, choose, create, and design an electronically networked community.
|Title||:||An Educator's Guide to Electronic Networking|
|Author||:||Barbara L. Kurshan, Marcia A. Wanamaker Harrington|
|Publisher||:||Syracuse, N.Y. : ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology - 1994|