Project 2: The Internet in Technology
Internet access in this context can be useful at two levels. First of all, it can be used to augment traditional resources (print, videotape, etc.) Using various search mechanisms it can give students access to a wealth of research materials. In addition, Internet access can also be a means whereby students learn about the Internet as a study in itself. Both of these are appropriate when used in the context of Communications Technology 2104/3104 and Computer Technology 3200.
This project would make available the resource to permit completion of a set of specific objectives within the three courses.
Communications Technology 2104 has, as one of its components, a unit on Networking. Included in this unit is a set of specific objectives related to the use of various Internet tools (browsers, Telnet, E-mail, etc.) In addition, the unit on Marine Communications identifies Internet resources as a valuable tool in researching the topics covered in that module. In a similar fashion, the Curriculum Guide for Communications Technology 3104 gives the Internet as a primary resource for researching Communications in Transportation.
Computer Technology 3200, in keeping with the philosophy of the course, identifies the need for current information on technology. Internet resources are a critical component in such a study.
In Computer Technology 3200 and Communications Technology 2104, students should gain an ability to use Internet drivers, browsers, E-mail facilities, news readers and other Internet tools.
In addition, students in all courses would be expected to use the Internet as a research source and incorporate material obtained into their reports. Students in Computer Technology 3200 would also be required to download and evaluate freeware and shareware.
Specifically, then, students in Computer Technology 3200, Communications Technology 2104 and Communications Technology 3104 should demonstrate an ability in the following (the tasks should be completed with access to notes but without teacher assistance):