Keywords

Web, Internet, teaching, culture, civilization, pedagogy, technology

Abstract

First, this essay details the technical elements required to set up a computer for Web-surfing, then it discusses the rationale for a Web-browser component in Culture and Civilization courses. The first part of this study (the technical portion) is geared specifically toward teachers with little or no familiarity with the Internet and the World-Wide Web. In the second part of the article, the applied-pedagogy aspects of Web-browsing are provided for all colleagues in the profession, proficient or not in cyberspace surfing. This article argues that the internet and the World-Wide Web are here to stay and that, within certain limitations, they can and do offer a wide array of useful information to students.

Original Publication Citation

"Let's Surf-the-Net! World-Wide Web (WWW) Sites in Italy, or: How/Why Include a Web-Browser Component in Culture and Civilization Classes," Mid-Atlantic Journal of Foreign Language Pedagogy, 5 (1996): 1-20.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1996

Publisher

Mid-Atlantic Journal of Foreign Language Pedagogy

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

French and Italian

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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