ERIC Number: ED315039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching in a Virtual Classroom. A Virtual Clasroom on EIES: Final Evaluation Report. Volume 2.
Hiltz, Starr Roxanne
This second volume of a two-volume report is based on the experiences of teachers who participated in a project at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) which assessed the effectiveness of a Virtual Classroom (VC), in which students and teachers communicate through a computer-mediated system called the Electronic Information Exchange System (EIES). An overview of techniques that can be used to improve the quality of online courses is provided. Drawn from observation and teaching of online classes, student comments, and instructors' case reports, techniques are suggested for several areas: assuring access; course design and preparation; introductory remarks and activities; clarifying expectations; leading discussions; organizing material; and stimulating active participation. Uses of computer-mediated communication to supplement other modes of delivery are described. The appendix provides examples of instructor comments and student interactions, as well as narrative course reports by eight VC instructors. Eight references are listed, and a 21-item annotated bibliography of materials on computer-mediated communication and education is included. (MES)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Distance Education, Higher Education, Microcomputers, Online Courses, Online Systems, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Computerized Conferencing and Communications Center, 323 King Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Inst. of Technology, Newark.