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
postal: Somerset 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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