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Metaphors and models in Internet-based learning

Computers & Education Volume 37, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


Most Internet-based education and training sites use the metaphor of a virtual classroom, and the methodology follows the model of a virtual lecture. This article investigates ways in which other instructional techniques, such as discussions, case studies, workshops and “buzz groups” can be delivered in a virtual classroom on the Internet in order to create a more interactive and interesting learning experience. Aspects covered include student participation by creating own web sites, holding discussions and a student rag procession. The article concludes with a list of “Lessons learnt” from 4 years of lecturing in a web-based environment.


Cronjé, J.C. (2001). Metaphors and models in Internet-based learning. Computers & Education, 37(3), 241-256. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 18, 2019 from .

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