Project 1: Internet As A Primary Source For Research
The aim is to use the Internet as a primary source for the research course, Language 2101. This course allows students to do individual projects. There are times when the traditional areas of information for students do not contain adequate information for topics of a specialized nature. The wide array of sites on the Internet should alleviate some of this difficulty. It will also be valuable as another source of research material for the more common topics.
A primary aim of Language 2101 is to develop within the student the ability to do research independently with just a minimum amount of guidance from the teacher. Using the Internet will develop this independence since a teacher cannot stand by each student every time he/she uses the Internet. To help ensure that students restrict their in school use of the Internet to appropriate material, the department will develop an "Acceptable Use Policy".
Research is an integral ingredient of other school courses in this age of resource based learning. Knowledge of the Internet developed in this course will be transferrable to research projects required in other courses.
The student must become very comfortable with this technology if he/she is going to use it efficiently. Such a level of comfort is desirable in the present work place.
There is limited access to the Internet in Herdman at present. This project will enhance the opportunity for students to experience this new technology.