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ERIC Number: ED264204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Electronic Learning: Perspectives on Maintaining an Educational Relationship through Electronic Communication.
Keenan, Thomas P.
Fifty gifted teenagers from across Canada, who were taught the Honeywell MULTICS "mail" and "forum" systems, were allowed free reign on an electronic communication system for several months. This paper reports on the students' use of the system, and on some of the interesting and unusual events which occurred during the course of the experiment. Among the conclusions discussed are: (1) Electronic communication provided a valuble means for these gifted students to continue their interaction; (2) Several joint projects evolved showing the potential for working together at a distance; (3) Students enjoyed the experience; (4) Students developed a strong "brand loyalty" and resisted attempts to shift them over to other electronic communication systems; and (5) Students went to great lengths to maintain their electronic links, including buying computer equipment and paying long distance charges. The report concludes that future investigations should examine students' use of research databases. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada