Web-based learning : theory, research, and practice /

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Imprint:Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006.
Description:xii, 429 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6000804
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Other authors / contributors:O'Neil, Harold F., 1943-
Perez, Ray S.
ISBN:0805851003 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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This volume provides a discussion by researchers in education, both civilian and military, about an educational delivery system that has been maturing for at least a decade. The military use Web-based learning for training purposes, and their work has been a laboratory for designing Web education. Although the chapters together provide a picture of Web-based learning, the individual chapters focus on a single concern, such as the reminder that Web-based learning does not work as well for synchronous learning as for asynchronous. The most useful information includes numerous definitions in the first section of the book. Another useful feature is the different viewpoints; for example, one chapter highlights a "layers" view of designing Web-based learning that includes the end users, the content, the tools used, and the policy surrounding its use. Finally, one method mentioned by numerous authors is to encourage learning to "separate" in many directions, rather than within a selected few options. As one author sums up his chapter, the road to better Web learning includes "less predefined sequencing, more assessment but fewer tests, and no lessons." ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Graduate students through practitioners. M. Mohammed formerly, Salisbury University

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