Paul Becker has submitted this Table of Contents.
Section One: Descriptions/Introductions
*Discussion of our purpose and focus for the book (why teachers have the responsibility to use online communications effectively in instruction and that they can no longer teach effectively without including technology/this will include preservice teachers and teacher educators)
*Helping the new teacher get started working with the Internet
Chapter one: Case Study
Chapter two: Online Communication, what is it?
* Definitions and descriptions of what online communication: chat applications, email, usenet, webpages and their uses.
Chapter three: Introduction to Email, Usenet/Listserv, and Chat Applications
* Definitions and descriptions of Usenet and Listservs
* Definition of email, history of email, how email is "delivered" (descriptions of servers)
* Definitions of chat rooms, chat development online, website chat areas
Chapter four: Webpages
* Definitions of webpages, how they are constructed, history of webpage construction, HTML definitions and descriptions
Section Two: Influences, Problems, Possible Solutions
*Discussion of the importance of teachers/preservice teachers/teacher educators being aware of these influences, problems, and possible solutions before using applications in the classroom.
Chapter five: Case Study
Chapter six: Publishing online
Chapter seven: Evaluation of students and teachers through online publication
*the problems with publishing online work "in progress" and how the traditional writing process influences the publishing stage.
*how to recognize that webpages are like any other print publication, revision is needed to hopefully prevent instant evaluations of writing programs
Chapter eight: Possible Problems and solutions with Email
*how to limit spam?
*what is spam?
*filtering email, junk email, problems with the mechanics of email (replying to all when you want to reply to one, forwarding
*rumors, urban legends, old stories that will not die, why these things occur
Chapter nine: Possible Problems and solutions with Usenet
*what is flaming? What happens when flaming starts?
*free speech discussions, flaming issues, solving flaming issues
*filtering information, how to find the information you want to use
Chapter ten: Filter software
Section Three: Ethical Problems
*practice and accountability in student and teacher performance
*Discussion of the importance of teachers, preservice teachers and teacher educators being informed and knowledgeable of the ethical issues they may face when using applications in the classroom
Chapter eleven: Case Studies
Chapter twelve: Ethics of Email
*Privacy issues of email (is email truly private?)
Chapter thirteen: Ethics of Webpages
* Believe none of what you read, reliable sources, filtering information, free speech and public criticism of policies and practices
Chapter fourteen: Ethics of Usenet
* "trolling" , flaming issues revisited? Netiquette
Section Four: Conclusions
*the importance of using technology and online resources, how online communication will affect education of the future.
* How to become comfortable with technology
* How preservice teachers must be introduced to the issues discussed in this book as well as effective applications of online communication.
Section Five: Appendices (if any)
*suggested websites, suggested usenets/listservs,
*FTP resources (there could be more here as the book becomes written)