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The ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology
web site is no longer in operation.


The United States Department of Education continues to offer the


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All ERIC Clearinghouses plus AskERIC will be closed permanently as of December 31, 2003.


In January 2004, the Department of Education will implement a reengineering plan for ERIC. The new ERIC mission continues the core function of providing a centralized bibliographic database of journal articles and other published and unpublished education materials. It enhances the database by adding free full text and electronic links to commercial sources and by making it easy to use and up to date.


From January 2004 until the new ERIC model for acquiring education literature is developed later in 2004, no new materials will be received and accepted for the database. However, the ERIC database will continue to grow, as thousands of documents selected by the ERIC clearinghouses throughout 2003 will be added. When the new model is ready later in 2004, the new ERIC contractor will communicate with publishers, education organizations, and other database contributors to add publications and materials released from January 2004 forward.


Please use:

www.eric.ed.gov to


§         Search the ERIC database.

§         Search the ERIC Calendar of Education-Related Conferences.

§         Link to the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS) to purchase ERIC full-text documents.

§         Link to the ERIC Processing and Reference Facility to purchase ERIC tapes and tools.

§         Stay up-to-date about the ERIC transition to a new contractor and model.

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How People Learn (and What Technology Might Have to Do with It)
By Marcy P. Driscoll
This new Digest provides the latest research/knowledge on how people learn and its implications for using technology in the classroom. The author is Professor and Chair of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University, Past-President of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT), and the author or co-author of 7 books related to this topic.

Learning and Teaching Information Technology: Computer Skills in Context
By Michael B. Eisenberg and Doug Johnson
Learn how technology literacy skills can fit within an information literacy skills context. Revised and updated from the authors’ popular 1996 Digest. Michael Eisenberg is Dean and Professor at the University of Washington Information School, and Doug Johnson is Director of Media and Technology at the Mankato Public Schools in Mankato, Minnesota.

Advancing Your Library’s Web-Based Services
By Sari Feldman and Tracy Strobel
The Deputy Director and Web Applications Supervisor of one of the largest public libraries in the country share their valuable tips for successfully developing your library’s Web presence in the areas of circulation, reference services, services for young people, and readers’ advisory.

Knowledge Management in Instructional Design
By J. Michael Spector and Gerald S. Edmonds
Knowledge management tools and systems are beginning to be used for the design and development of instructional systems and learning environments, and instructional design practice is changing as a consequence. Read this new digest on one of the hottest new topics in the field of instructional design.

Information Literacy Instruction in Higher Education: Trends and Issues
By Abby Kasowitz-Scheer and Michael Pasqualoni
This ERIC Digest examines characteristics of successful programs, presents several different approaches academic libraries are currently taking to support information literacy instruction, and addresses common challenges in developing and maintaining such programs.

ERIC Digests are in the public domain and may be freely reproduced and disseminated.

Two-page .pdf versions are also available from our Web site ericit.org

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