ERIC Number: ED422842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology on the Internet: A Workshop (Description) for Educators in the New Millennium.
Ben-Jacob, Marion G.
This paper describes plans for a four-day workshop for college and university faculty to provide instructors exposure to the workings of a successful online educational system and to open up for discussion such issues as what type of technological enhancements would facilitate the online teaching of mathematics and science courses, which have proven to exhibit unique characteristics that need not be addressed in a social science or humanities course. The Teaching and Learning of Mathematics and Science on the Internet Workshop will also address how one must compensate for the lack of social interaction that is often a motivating factor in the traditional classroom; the level of integrity with regard to a student's work in an online course; the appropriate amount of rigor for an online course versus that of the traditional undergraduate/graduate course; and the further exploration of the issues of evaluation and assessment. The workshop will focus on the use of the Mercy College (New York) Long-distance Instructional Network (MerLIN). This paper describes: (1) workshop content; (2) content of a session on a MerLIN course; (3) laboratory sessions; (4) curriculum projects; (5) group discussions; (6) follow-through activities; and (7) evaluation and dissemination. (Contains 10 references.) (DLS)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Internet, Mathematics Instruction, Online Systems, Science Instruction, Technological Advancement, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
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