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Computers in the Schools

2001 Volume 17, Number 3

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 11

  1. The Web in Education: Asset or Liability?

    Cleborne D. Maddux & D LaMont Johnson

    Considers the impact of information technology, particularly the Web, on distance education in higher education. Topics include the future of public education; criticism of education based on... More

    pp. 1-16

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  2. Supporting Critical Thinking in Interactive Learning Environments

    Carol B. MacKnight

    Investigates the use of critical thinking in different educational applications and in different types of learning environments. Discusses active reading; the Knowledge Integration Environment that... More

    pp. 17-32

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  3. Considerations for Designing Web-Based Programs

    Pamela T. Northrup & Karen Rasmussen

    Discusses the design of high quality Web-based online programs for higher education distance learning courses using the framework of grounded design. Uses an example of a graduate instructional... More

    pp. 33-46

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  4. Designing Online Education Courses

    Guglielmo Trentin

    Focuses on the main elements that characterize online course design. Topics include design constraints; analysis of learning needs; defining objectives; course prerequisites; content structuring;... More

    pp. 47-66

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  5. Using the Internet To Deliver Higher Education: A Cautionary Tale about Achieving Good Practice

    Steven J. Coombs & Jillian Rodd

    Reviews the development and delivery of a higher education course module that was designed to provide remote learners in England with computer-supported solutions to access higher education as part... More

    pp. 67-90

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  6. Internet and World Wide Web Usage in an Institution of Higher Learning

    Lorraine Sherry

    Reports the results of a five-year case study of the use of online tools, including the Internet, e-mail, and the World Wide Web, in a graduate School of Education. Highlights include use of... More

    pp. 91-105

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  7. The Internet Learning Forum: Developing a Community Prototype for Teachers of the 21st Century

    Eric Reynolds, Diana Treahy, Chin-chi Chao & Sasha Barab

    Reports on the creation of a community of practice for teachers' professional development via the World Wide Web. Highlights include theoretical foundations; current online models of professional... More

    pp. 107-25

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  8. Implementation and Adaptation Experiences with a WWW-Based Course Management System

    Wim de Boer & Betty Collis

    Discusses use of the World Wide Web (WWW) for course management at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and describes the TeleTOP Implementation Model that delineates the change entities that are... More

    pp. 127-46

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  9. Structuring Communications To Facilitate Effective Teaching and Learning Online

    Chris Hughes & Lindsay Hewson

    Discussion of adapting established classroom practices to new online environments identifies the instructional strategies that lead to successful classroom teaching and describes an online system, ... More

    pp. 147-58

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  10. Information Equals Knowledge, Searching Equals Learning, and Hyperlinking Is Good Instruction: Myths about Learning from the World Wide Web

    Susan Colaric & David Jonassen

    Suggests that too much Web-based instruction assumes that the Web is a library that can be used to convey knowledge, that searching and finding information equals learning, and that hyperlinking is... More

    pp. 159-69

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  11. Developing a Web-Enhanced, Televised Distance Education Course: Practices, Problems, and Potential

    Christine O. Cheney, Michael M. Warner & Diann N. Laing

    Describes a Web site, The Teachers Lounge, developed for a televised distance education course for special education teachers. Highlights include combining televised distance education, Web... More

    pp. 171-88

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