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EdConnect offers new online education resource

November 30, 2001

Coastal Carolina University is offering a new online education-related resource. EdConnect is a one-stop site which gives administrators, educators, parents and students access to more than 1,200 links relating to education. EdConnect may be accessed through Coastal's Web site at www.coastal.edu/edconnect.

EdConnect quick link categories range from education "Hot Topics" to "Teacher Resources & Ideas." The site also provides links to a variety of South Carolina education related sites, all South Carolina school districts as well as all public and private colleges and universities in the state.

"This is a model use of technology for service and instruction and the only education-related site of its type in the state," said Dennis Wiseman, associate provost and special assistant to Coastal President Ronald R. Ingle for K-12 collaboration. "Coastal Carolina University is committed to providing the best possible resources in all areas and levels of education in South Carolina."

According to Wiseman, the site is intended to be an expanding resource for service and teaching. It is also a valuable instructional resource for college students preparing to become teachers as well as for others interested in the education profession. EdConnect, which features a search engine option, can also be a quick way for students and parents to obtain assistance with homework problems and locating needed information, according to Wiseman.

"EdConnect has been designed to assist teachers and faculty members throughout the state with their classroom teaching," said Wiseman. "It is our hope that they will promote the site's value to their students who can use it for a wide variety of research. It is important that our students and future teachers have access to the most current information and are aware of the latest technology available through the Internet."

For more information about EdConnect, contact Wiseman at 349-2600.