Case Studies of Internet Use in Alberta Schools: a Summary Report (1997)

A case study approach was used to collect data on how Alberta schools were currently using the Internet and how teachers were learning to use it, as well as data on the perceptions of educators and parents of its value as an educational tool. The findings from these case studies were reported under four headings: perceptions of educators and parents of the value of the Internet, the use of the Internet by educators and students, knowledge of and training in Internet use, and the impact of the school context on Internet use.

The case study findings will be used to guide the design of a province wide survey focusing on how the Internet is being used to enhance learning in the schools of Alberta. The survey will provide base line data about the successes and problems with the use of the Internet as an educational tool. The studies have also opened up a new area of inquiry related to teachers' knowledge of information searching strategies within the context of research as a literacy task. This will be the focus of a further study beginning in September 1997.

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Susan Gibson and Diane Oberg. Case Studies of Internet Use in Alberta Schools: a Summary Report 1997. Web. 28 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/internet/internet.pdf>
Susan Gibson & Diane Oberg (1997). Case Studies of Internet Use in Alberta Schools: a Summary Report. Retrieved September 28, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/internet/internet.pdf
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