ERIC Number: ED421088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Electronic Studio and the Intranet: Network-Based Learning.
Solis, Carlos R.
The Electronic Studio, developed by the Rice University (Texas) Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning (CTTL), serves a number of purposes related to the construction and development of learning projects. It is a workplace, a display area, and a repository for tools, data, multimedia, design projects, and personal papers. This paper presents an overview of how the Electronic Studio concept can serve as an environment in which project-based learning can flourish by facilitating construction, collaboration, and sharing of projects and information objects. Discussion includes the design process; sample projects of the first iterations; refining the Electronic Studio; and differences between the Internet and intranets. Examples are provided of projects already under implementation that take advantage of intranet technologies such as server-based databases and scripts to enable users to participate in a collaborative knowledge base construction to create cross-cultural materials. Creating the technology environment is discussed, including preparing learners, network infrastructure, classrooms, uniformity of system configurations, World Wide Web-based databases, multimedia resource galleries, and use of a Web boarding system for communication. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Technology, Internet, Learning Activities, Learning Resources Centers, Student Projects
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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