Using the Internet to Extend our Horizon: From E-Mail to Global Video-Conferencing
David Brunner, University of Southampton ; Debra Resch, Russell O. Brackman Middle School
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-25-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Since the earliest days of the Internet, there has been an almost universal interest in finding ways in which “The Net” can be used to enhance education and children’s knowledge of the world in which they live. Interest in other cultures dates back to early pen-pal schemes, that are still very much alive right the way through to sophisticated data communications that we have available to us today. The challenge that we face as we prepare to enter the next century is to have a clear vision of where the technology is going, how the children of today relate to that technology and how we prepare our intending teachers to make effective use of it. In doing so we may also need to reappraise our own view of technology and the way in which we as both teachers and teacher educators respond to its challenge.
Brunner, D. & Resch, D. (1997). Using the Internet to Extend our Horizon: From E-Mail to Global Video-Conferencing. In J. Willis, J. Price, S. McNeil, B. Robin & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1997--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 544-549). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).