Creating and assessing a web site for science students

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Lower, Daniel L.
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2001
This project entitled Creating and Assessing a Web Site for Science Students was created to facilitate the use of the Internet in the teaching and learning of Science at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. In order to accomplish this, different avenues for creating web pages were explored and a web site creation program called ADOBE Go Live 5.0 was learned and used to built the Science Department web site. The site was then uploaded to the district server and attached to the Lindsay Thurber web page. Teachers within the Science department introduced the site to students, and the students were given several months to use the site. Students were surveyed to determine the effectiveness of the site, how it was being used, and how the site might be improved for future use. The results of the survey show that students think the web site is well designed; yet it is not being used in a very significant way. Having students and teachers use the site is critical to realizing the value of this project. The challenge that lies ahead is getting students and teachers to use the site as a tool that can make teaching and learning of Science more efficient. This challenge will be met by involving more teachers in the vision of this project, posting information for students that they can only get off the site, and implementing changes to make the site easier to use.
vi, 20 leaves ; 29 cm. + 1 computer optical disc. --
Internet in education -- Alberta , Science -- Study and teaching -- Computer-assisted instruction , Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary)