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The Virtual University: The Internet and Resource-Based Learning,9780749425081

The Virtual University: The Internet and Resource-Based Learning

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9780749425081

ISBN10:
0749425083
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Pub. Date:
7/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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Summary

A discussion of the increased accessibility to the Internet and how this has lead to a variety of resources being used for learning. Case studies and examples show the benefits of using the Internet as part of resource-based learning.

Author Biography

Bernard Scott is a Senior Lecturer in De Montfort University' CETD.

Table of Contents

About the authors ix
Series editor's foreword xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Introduction 1(1)
What this book is about 2(1)
Who this book is for 3(1)
The impact of the Internet 3(2)
How the book is organized 5(2)
A changing context -- education and the Internet
7(22)
Introduction
7(1)
The growth of the Internet
7(2)
Learning for life -- the changing context
9(3)
Changes in universities
12(10)
The role of RBL
22(5)
Towards the development of high-quality courses
27(1)
Conclusion
28(1)
Learning, teaching and course design with resource-based learning
29(23)
Introduction
29(1)
What is RBL?
30(4)
An excursion into learning theory
34(8)
A framework for course design
42(8)
Conclusion: the question of quality
50(2)
Technologies of delivery and interaction on the Internet
52(14)
Introduction
52(1)
The Internet and the World Wide Web
53(1)
Using the Web -- interacting with a range of resources
54(1)
Media and interaction
55(10)
Conclusion
65(1)
Using the Internet: course development and delivery
66(16)
Introduction
66(1)
Identifying potential students
66(5)
Developing an online course
71(5)
Tools for planning, structuring and development
76(2)
Delivery issues
78(1)
Conclusion
79(3)
Resources on the World Wide Web
82(18)
Introduction
82(1)
What is a Web-based resource?
82(1)
Types of Web-based resources
83(3)
Electronic publishing
86(5)
Museum resources and the Web
91(2)
The virtual and the real: virtual laboratories
93(2)
Evaluating Web-based resources
95(2)
Web resources management
97(2)
Conclusion
99(1)
Computer mediated communications for collaborative learning
100(25)
Introduction
100(1)
The learning process
101(1)
What is CMC?
102(1)
Let your fingers do the `talking' -- text-based conferencing systems
102(10)
Changing roles of tutors and students
112(1)
See me, hear me! Video and audio conferencing
113(8)
Creating the virtual learning environment using CMC
121(2)
Conclusion
123(2)
Using the Internet: Computer Aided Assessment
125(15)
Introduction
125(1)
Web-based assessment
125(2)
The purposes of assessment
127(2)
The range and types of assessment
129(4)
The range of questioning styles supported
133(4)
The future of online testing
137(2)
Conclusion
139(1)
Integrated systems
140(16)
Introduction
140(1)
Virtual learning environments
140(1)
Features of course delivery systems
141(2)
Comparative evaluation of systems
143(3)
Integration between systems -- the IMS project
146(5)
Educational objects
151(3)
Conclusion
154(2)
Changing cultures in HE
156(14)
Introduction
156(1)
Those who teach
157(4)
Those who are taught
161(1)
Support staff
162(1)
Administrators and managers
163(6)
Concluding comments
169(1)
Around the corner
170(10)
Introduction
170(1)
Technological developments
170(5)
The role and form of HEIs in the information age
175(4)
Concluding comments
179(1)
Glossary 180(10)
References 190(8)
Subject Index 198(5)
Author Index 203


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