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Internet Sites:

• Any Time, Any Place, Any Path, Any Pace. Taking the Lead on e-Learning Policy (October 2001)
“The primary goal of this report is to provide a sufficient context so that education policy leaders can ask the right policy questions and take the lead on developing sound e-learning policies.” A report of the National Association of State Boards of Education.

• Technology Counts 2002: E-Defining Education
This fifth edition of Education Week’s annual 50 state report on educational technology examines the growing trend of e-learning. Free registration required.

• MarcoPolo Internet Content for the Classroom
“The MarcoPolo program provides no-cost, standards-based Internet content for the K-12 teacher and classroom, developed by the nation’s content experts. Online resources include panel-reviewed links to top sites in many disciplines, professionally developed lesson plans, classroom activities, materials to help with daily classroom planning, and powerful search engines.”

• Impact of the Internet on Teaching & Learning
This site was created by a college professor and “covers how to begin, how to operate, and how to make e-learning successful and enjoyable.”

• An Overview of Methods of Adding Interactivity to Web Pages
“There is a range of ways in which Web Pages can be made interactive, so that students can actively engage with the learning materials presented on them, rather than being passive recipients of knowledge.” This site outlines several possible methods.

• UMUC-Bell Atlantic Virtual Resource Site for Teaching with Technology
This site consists of two modules, each exploring key issues in developing and teaching online courses with the use of technology. From the University of Maryland University College and the Bell Atlantic Foundation.

• Teaching with the Web
Organized by grade level, and then by “theme”, there are many resources for K-5 teachers looking for web sites which could provide classroom teaching ideas or used as resources for webquests or other web-based projects. In the future, middle and secondary level resources will be added. From the Educational Technology Center at Kennesaw State University.

• Essential Principles of Quality: Guidelines for Web-based Courses for Middle and High Schools
These guidelines were produced by members of the SREB Educational Technology Cooperative and are available in pdf.

• Instructional Design for Online Course Development
This page gives detailed information on many issues and considerations in developing web-based instruction.

• Using Instructional Design Principles To Amplify Learning On The World Wide Web
This article justifies and describes instructional design principles which can be used to transform Web material from simple informational resources to a powerful, instructional medium. Winner of Best Paper Award for “Use of the World Wide Web” SITE 96 (Society for Info. Tech. and Teacher Education 7th World Conference)

• Best WebQuests
Look to this site for a matrix of the best WebQuests arranged by content area and learners’ age. You’ll be able to read what we think makes a great WebQuest, submit yours for consideration, and get tips on WebQuest design.

• WebQuest
This page includes information related to the use of the internet for classroom research and instruction.

• The Virtual Field Trips Site
Subject experts have selected the best sites on a given topic and created a a virtual field trip for learners. Subjects include deserts, dinosaurs, oceans, tornadoes, and more.

• Yahoo! List of Virtual Field Trip Sites

• Web-based Education Commission
1990 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-8533
Phone: (202) 219-7045
Fax: (202) 502-7675
Email: web_commission@ed.gov

• MultiMedia Schools Magazine — A Practical Journal of Multimedia, CD-ROM, Online and Internet in K-12
Excerpt – “MultiMedia Schools is a practical how-to magazine that addresses multiple technologies used in K-12 schools today—CD-ROM, multimedia, online, and Internet resources. Articles, columns, news, and product reviews are contributed by practicing educators who use new technologies in the classroom and media center.”
Note – The online version of this journal includes only selected full-text content from the paper publication.
Ferdi Serim, Editor
ISSN: 1075-0479  (Print Version)
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
143 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ 08055-8750
Tel: 609/654-6266
E-mail: custserv@infotoday.com

Online Communities:

• WebTalk
Discussion on integrating the world wide web into curricula.
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