Details of the K12 Workshop for AusWeb96
To Find out the costs and Register: contact Ausweb96 office at Souther Cross University
For information about this workshop contact: Bill Taylor Ph 07 55 304100, Fax 07 55 303208, email email@example.com
College, Somerset Dr Mudgeeraba 4213
Somerset College has a permanent ISDN link to the internet, networked through Library, Secondary Labs, Primary Classrooms and Administration.
There has been a dial in service for students and staff since 1991 and now that is available over the internet too.
A two day workshop: day 1 for "Beginners": day 2 "Discussion"
The Title of the Workshop is "K12 Web issues and practice"
Abstract: The K12 Web issues and practice workshop is to be held at Somerset
College. The Saturday session is a practical introduction for those with little or no
experience of the Web. The Sunday session will address use of the internet as a
source for general information and curriculum materials, issues pertaining to
student and staff access on and off campus and social implications of the internet.
About the Workshop The K12 Web issues and practice workshop is a two part workshop.
The Saturday sessions are "Hands on", for those who have little or no experience with
the World Wide Web. Following a background briefing on the internet, will be a very
practical set of workshops, with one computer per participant. By the end of the day
participants should feel comfortable with the concept of the World Wide Web and
accessing it through the “Netscape” Browser.
The Sunday session is designed for those interested in issues arising from the World
Wide Web. There will be a short lecture to set the Internet into an historical
perspective and to outline the technical aspect and costs of networking the internet
into a school. This will be followed by an audience discussion about the issues
relevant to schools in particular and society in general including the use of the
internet as a general information and curriculum material resource, censorship,
copyright and the future.
Who should attend The K12 Web issues and practice workshop is intended for K12
teachers and administrators with an interest is assessing the potential of the
internet for schools. Some prior experience using or making policy regarding the
World Wide Web is expected, for the Sunday session.
The K12 Web issues and practice workshop will be organised and presented by Bill
Taylor, Manager of information services at Somerset College. Bill is responsible for
the introduction of networked Internet access to Somerset College, both in the
technical and policy aspects and involved in a cooperative effort between several
schools to provide an value added internet service on the Gold Coast. He will (may!)
be assisted in the presentations by specialist teachers from the school.
You need to bring writing materials if you wish to take notes and a floppy disc
(DOS or MAC format) if you wish to take your creations of the day with you.
The K12 Web issues and practice workshop Location: Computer Laboratory at Somerset
College, some 12 km from Jupiter's Casino and 5 km from Bond University
Saturday 5 July at Somerset College
9 a.m arrival, coffee, tea and informal
introductions 9:30 Introductory session: Check of participants, background briefing
10:00 workshop and tutorial 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 - 3:00 workshop and tutorial
3:00 - 3:30 Afternoon tea 3:30 - 5:30 workshop and tutorial
Sunday 6 July at Somerset College
9 a.m arrival, coffee, tea and informal introductions 9:30 Introductory session:
Check of participants, statement of goals and procedure for the day:lecture on history
of the internet and the World wide web 10:30 Discussion of issues relevant to policy
and “surfing” 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
Note At 2: p.m. Sunday the AusWeb96 plenary session begins
Both the Saturday and Sunday sessions will have between 10 and 30 participants,
with one computer per person
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