Resources

Technology For Learners


Internet 101  

 

An award winning introduction to the Internet for beginners. Click on the line near the bottom of the screen of the first page to enter the site.


Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101 

  

There are many topics covered here.  Much of it is interactive.


How Stuff Works

 

A great site to learn about how anything works.
There is a category just to learn about Computer Stuff -- it's great!!!


Netiquette                

 

by Virginia Shea  


 

For Instructors

General Resources


Educational Technology:
Cycle of Improved Practice
                         

 

Annotated resources and examples of what others have done. Canadian. Ideas for novice, intermediate, advanced, and expert computer users.


Open Office

 

OpenOffice.org is both an office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.  


MERLOT 

 

Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching is a free and open resource site. There are peer reviews and annotations for many of the resources listed. It focuses primarily on higher education but there are some subject area sites for upgrading.  


New England
Literacy Resource Center 
                 

 

This site has subheadings referring to adult literacy, adult multiple intelligences, and adults and technology.


Internet


Evaluating Internet Sources

 

This is a handout for students which could be used in teaching how to evaluate sites on the Internet.


Evaluating Internet Sources - Online Tutorial  

This brief tutorial highlights criteria for evaluating sources and sites on the Internet and Web. Additionally, this tutorial provides example sites for you to apply what you have learned. The tutorial should takes about 20 minutes.


Bare Bones 101 -
A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web

 

Very organized material with hyperlinks within chapters. It is possible to go straight to the Quick Tips section.


Filamentality     

 

This makes it possible to make a webpage without knowing html. The format and steps are here.       


Integrating Technology


Information Technology for Teaching and Learning

 

These are some PowerPoint presentations created by students in an educational technology class at the University of Victoria, BC.


Integrating Technology into the Classroom

 

 


Education With New Technologies

 

 


Computer Using Educators

 

This provides ideas for jump-starting literacy through the use of technology. There is an annual conference.


Assessments


Online Assessments            

 

"Conducting instructor-designed and administered web-based course assessments opens a proactive dialogue with students about teaching, the course, and the entire learning process."


Maricopa College: Teaching and Learning on the Web

 

This college is one of the forerunners in setting up a variety of courses which make use of the Internet. This also has many links to other sites.


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