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ERIC Number: ED412937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 9
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Weaving a Syllaweb: Consideration before Constructing an On-line Syllabus.
Johnston, Joyce P.
This paper explores the practical and philosophical issues involved in Web site construction so that the finished site truly reflects its creator. The author uses the term "syllaweb" for a hyperlinked syllabus and declares that it was an outgrowth of Vannevar Bush's original description of computerized graphical communication as a web, analogous in its workings to the natural process of the brain with its "intricate web of trails carried by the cells." Discussion includes the nonlinear nature of hypertext; the teacher-learner-text relationship; the teacher and student role; student participation; articulating the expected outcomes of assignments; the need for topographical or mapping guides; the size and attributes of a computer screen; choices of graphics; online discussion and the benefits of group activities; and the capacity of electronic text for infinite and easy revisability, interactivity delayed and immediate, duplicability, transmissibility, storage, and attendant cognitive enhancement. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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