Magazine article Multimedia Schools

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Magazine article Multimedia Schools

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Internet in Nearly Every School

At the start of the 2000/2001 school year, 95% of America's public schools were connected to the Internet, according to a report from Quality Education Data. The figure is expected to rise to 99 percent by the time the school year ends. The number of schools online has risen 16 percent since 1998 and 7 percent since 1999. While past studies have shown that teachers primarily used the Internet for research, this study shows that 81 percent of the teachers surveyed now use the Internet to evaluate curriculum material. A growing number of educators are also using the Internet for lesson planning (52 percent) and professional development (53.2 percent). The statistics were compiled for QED's Internet Usage in Public Schools 2000, 5th edition. Quality Education Data, 800/525-5811 or http://www.qeddata.com/.

Cyberstudy: Education and the Internet

The Internet is increasingly seen as an integral part of the educational experience by both parents and children, according to information gathered by a recent America Online/Roper Starch Cyberstudy. The study results revealed that 76 percent of online Americans expect education to be significantly affected by the online experience, 74 percent agree that it is important for children to know how to use the Internet, 81 percent believe that it is important for students to be taught to learn how to use the Internet at school, and 64 percent believe that being online has improved the quality of their child's homework. …

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