Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


Geography--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Iowa--Computer network resources; Internet in education--Iowa;


World Geography I students' experiences searching for information using preselected bookmarked sites on the World Wide Web were studied. Fifty-three ninth and tenth grade students in two sections of World Geography I at New Hampton High School in New Hampton, Iowa, were taught how to use bookmarks on the World Wide Web to retrieve information for a European Dream Vacation Itinerary. Students worked in pairs on the assignment. Each pair of students was given 30 minutes of class time to search the bookmarked sites and was required to find one item for its itinerary on the World Wide Web. Following the activity, students completed a survey in class with nine questions concerning their experience using the World Wide Web. Only one student did not find at least one item for his or her itinerary within the scheduled computer time and seventy-eight percent of the students indicated they would like to use the World Wide Web for future informational needs.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Barbara R. Safford

Second Advisor

Marjorie L. Pappas


To find related research in UNI ScholarWorks, go to the collection of School Library Studies Graduate Research Papers written by students in the Division of School Library Studies, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, at the University of Northern Iowa.

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