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ERIC Number: ED421080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
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A Statistics Class Website: Distance Learning on the Internet.
Dokter, Christina; Hou, Kaijun; Heimann, Larry
When social science students try to solve statistics problems, the two major problems that they often face are how to get "the machine" to give them results they want and problem identification. The goal of this project at Michigan State University was to provide a supplementary educational tool for political science classes through the use of World Wide Web-based tutorials and applied social constructivist approach in distance learning. How this approach accommodates and improves student performance was examined. The developers set up the following Web sites: Document Center, Virtual Study Center, Testing Center, Surfing Center, and Teaching Center. Communication between the development team and the professor was an integral part of this project. The main results that the developers hope to achieve are: to fulfill the missing component of what the classroom text does not provide--the generation of problems in mixed order--so that students can learn to distinguish the various types of problems; and to provide a communication tool for social constructivist learning over long distances. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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