Dear Biomch-L readers,

Having been approached recently about student involvement on Biomch-L,
and following a recent "Thank you" posting after a student's Call for
Help, I think that the item below warrants consideration.

Received: Fri, 8 May 92 14:25 MET
Date: Fri, 8 May 1992 08:03:42 EDT
From: Urban Lejeune
Subject: Internet Course
Sender: Research news from Temple University

This request is being posted to several lists so please excuse
the redundancy.

I am sponsoring several student independent studies this
summer. They vary around a theme such as "Telecommunications
Research for the Humanities", with Humanities being changed to
Criminal Justice, Physics, etc to meet the needs of the students.
I plan on conducting the entire course via e-mail and the
students use of Internet facilities. I'll mimic a discussion
group in keeping things moving encouraging them to communicate
with the entire list either with or without moderator (teacher).
After getting a workout on basic operations, ARCHIE, FTP,
LISTSERV and the like I will send them on the search for the
holly grail in each of their specialization. Additionally, I will
require that they keep a daily journal - with observations,
problems and the like - and send it to me each Friday. I will
distribute an edited compendium by the following Monday.

My reason for doing these courses is several fold. First to
give the students real exposure to all of Internet, not just
e-mail. Secondly, and selfishly, my school is relatively new with
Internet and most of the faculty/staff either don't use the
facilities (I had actually typed fatalities) or have given up in
frustration. The final project for each student will be a
compendium of resources available in a specific discipline. My
longer term goal is to be able to hand an interested faculty
member a binder containing two parts, generic Internet
information, and discipline specific intelligence.

I would truly appreciate your help with any suggestions for
inclusion into the approach either in general or with specific
questions or problems. If you had your very own research
assistant to ferret out Internet accessible information what
would you have that person do?

Thanks in advance.


Urban A. LeJeune
Department of Computer Science W2DEC
Stockton State College FAX 609-652-4858
Pomona, NJ 08087 Voice 609-652-4477 Home 609-296-5856