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ERIC Number: ED421969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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Web-Based Delivery of Instruction: Prospects and Challenges.
Hill, Janette R.; Rezabek, Landra L.; Murry, Brandon
This paper reports outcomes from a development and evaluation effort focused on a specific World Wide Web-based learning environment (WBLE) for school library media specialists (SLMS). Background information is provided explaining how the decision to create a WBLE for the SLMS course was derived. The three main groups contributing to the WBLE process are described, which include course designers/developers, course facilitators, and course participants. Issues associated with the creation and implementation of the WBLE are discussed in the context of two phases. Design/development issues during the first phase (i.e. the design and development phase) included page vs. site design and cross-platform performance; logistical/management issues included ideals vs. reality, site access, and on-site assistance; technological challenges included modems, browsers, and network stability. During the second phase (i.e., implementation and on-going evaluation), design/development issues included network stability, Web browsers, content delivery vs. data gathering; logistical/management issues included mixing face-to-face and distance interactions, the importance of flexibility and feedback, and keeping the learners motivated. Perspectives of designers/developers, instructors, and learners are offered for clarification and understanding of the potential impact and promise of WBLEs. Includes sample course Web pages). (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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