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Teaching and Learning at a Distance
Edited by Thomas E Cyrs
Chap 9: "The Internet: A Learning Environment" by Rory McGreal
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- Linking people from all over to be in same class.
- Allows for anonymity
- Evolution of Net
- Telnet, gopher, ftp, usenet, veronica, archie, wais
- browsers: mosaic, netscape, IE, Opera, Cello, lynx
- CMC, CAI
- IRC, MOO, MUD, Chat, IM
- When developing a web page for education, use multiple files instead of scrolling.
Notes to Instructors
- make references to other sites on net via hypertext
- archive work
- post notes
- have students do own page
- be consistent (use templates)
- employ multimedia to a degree
- have scholars use lists
- overwhelming learner with info
- scrolling, use files
- using too much multimedia
- not using hyperlinks
- using too much text, use bullets...
- not checking links to be sure they work
- using large files and graphics
- Always check website for dead links, grammar/spelling, timeliness of content.
- See CyberEnglish