Project 1 - Global Issues 3205 Major Internet Assignment
The nature of this course lends itself to up to date information. Since this is not a history course and since there is no prescribed text, it is necessary to look elsewhere for current information. Our library is not current enough to be of much use to this type of research. Therefore it was necessary, not simply for the stellar school project but simply as a "real component" of the course, for us to search for current information on the units covered this year. The Internet therefore was a matter of survival if we were to cover the course as I believe it was designed to be covered.
In this project the students had to research current information on a topic of their choice dealing with the environment. The unit being covered at the time was, of course, The Environment. Among some topics covered were; Acid Rain, Ocean Pollution, Air Pollution, Conservation, Global Warming, Ozone Depletion and so on. These are topics that need the latest and most up to date information possible since technology and research are bringing new information to light almost daily.
Word Perfect -This word processing program was used to put together the information once it was collected.
Netscape Navigator-This was the software used to access the Network
The assignment was set such that all students had to get used to using the Internet.
This was a valuable learning experience for some who had not yet tried this new form of
information access. For some it was nothing new. However, since the age we are entering
is an information driven society where teaching people everything is impossible, we are
wiser putting our energies where we are teaching all students how to find information
rather than trying to teach them all the information they will ever need. This would be
an impossible task given the rate at which new information is becoming available and the
amount of information already out there.