Vanfossen, Dr. Phillip J.
March 2001
International Journal of Instructional Media;2001, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p57
Academic Journal
The Internet/WWW has been touted as a 'good fit' for teaching in the secondary social studies classroom (White, 1997). To what degree are social studies teachers using the Internet/WWW in their classrooms? The purpose of this preliminary study was to determine the degree of use of the Internet/WWW--as well as barriers to WWW use--in secondary (grade (5-12) social studies classrooms in the state of Indiana. Respondents (n=191; 54.6% response rate) to a mailed instrument were asked about Internet/WWW use, training in the use of the Internet/WWW and perceived barriers to use. Respondents were asked to elaborate on Internet/WWW use via several open-ended questions. Analysis indicated that few teachers were using this medium in meaningful ways, although most (80%) wished to be using it more often. Connectivity was not a factor in Internet/WWW use, but lack of particular types of training in Internet/WWW usage was.


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