Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


Ideas concerning how to best educate students to become "information literate" are being drastically modified as a result of a steady infusion of network technology, especially packaged software on personal computers, in the public school system. This report documents the evolution of a project, originally intended to test an implementation of a computer-based information literacy curriculum in several Worcester public schools, that developed into a study of the conception, capabilities, expectations, and receptiveness of a Worcester area school system to a proposed information literacy curriculum. At issue is how computing will manifest itself in the classroom of the future.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies