There is no
doubt that today the Internet communication is a crucial at all
the education levels, but also including the traditional media.
Meanwhile, comparing the traditional and Internet communication,
there are considerable improvements of the communication technology
and methods by using Internet as well. This concerns the specific
methods and values, sharing and exchanging ideas and resources.
Various tools are available using the virtual multimedia, such
as e.g., multimedia applied to the interactive learning, online
learning, distance learning, long-life learning, training for
trainers, etc. In addition, exchanging information using the Internet
within the sphere of research presents an unavoidable tool for
the access to the world scientific society, as well as creating
the good basis for the teaching process.
Web as a collaboration
tool at every level of education, and useful for the creation
of new knowledge as well, can be used even for day-care children,
for pupils, for students, and for everyone. The communication
can be realised either between client himself and the computer,
or between students and teachers.
Today, for education in Croatia the important questions rise:
(1) How to introduce the distance education with purpose to cover
the whole country, (2) How to catch the world level of education,
and even, how to improve the quality of it?
to these question will be given in the presentation using the
examples from (i) special search engines, particularly EduHound
search engine for schools, families and small children, (ii) special
databases, particularly SciFinder Scholar from Chemical Abstracts
Service, and from (iii) the first Tutorial on "Searching
the Information on the Internet" published in the Croatian