Graduate Research Papers


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This study investigates the perceptions of administrators, teachers, students, parents and school board members toward the possibility of Internetdelivered classes in a small, rural high school in eastern Iowa. The responses for this study came from more than 20 teachers and parents, and twenty-seven high school students, four administrators and three board members from a small rural school district. The survey consisted of a two part questionnaire. Part one asked for background information about the participants and factual information about their personal Internet use as well as attitude preference toward general and specific Internet-delivered classes. Part two was answered only by the administrators, teachers, parents and board members; it investigated specific attitudes toward Internet delivery for general education classes, specific specialty curriculum, technology availability and support and teacher adoption of new technologies in the district. Results showed positive attitudes toward Internet use in general and a high level of lnternet availability, but little experience or interest in using the Internet for delivery of classes to students in this district. The study proposes the school library media specialist can be the change agent and human connection to support Internet-delivered education in Iowa.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Barbara Safford


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