Date Approved

5-7-1998

Embargo Period

8-10-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Special Education

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Kuder, S. Jay

Subject(s)

Education; Web sites; World Wide Web

Disciplines

Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to provide educators with a sampling of the educational resources that are available on the world wide web. It was also designed to determine the different categories of web sites available. The study was conducted by using the Yahoo! search engine. A search was entered for areas such as Social Studies and Special Education. The resulting web sites were then navigated to determine their relevancy to the study. Relevant web sites were placed into the following categories: Information sites and Lesson Plan sites. The sub-categories of Information sites are: For the Classroom, Special Education, Teacher Resources, References, and Content Areas. A quantitative analysis of the data was performed in order to find the number and percentage of web sites contained in each category. Two hundred ninety-two web sites were examined. Fifty-four of these sites were Lesson Plan sites and two hundred thirty-eight were Information sites. The Content Area sub-category contained the highest number of sites with one hundred fifteen and Social Studies was the dominant subject with forty-two sites.

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