ERIC Number: ED422845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Using Web-Based Conferencing in Post-Secondary Instruction.
Bichelmeyer, B. A.; Kiggins, Elizabeth A.
This paper highlights features, uses, and training issues related to AltaVista Forums, a World Wide Web-based conferencing tool. An overview of the features of AltaVista Forums is provided; highlights include asynchronous online discussions, chats, document attachments, URL posting, a calendar feature, and mail-to listings. Pricing and system requirements are noted. The integration of AltaVista Forums in postsecondary courses at the University of Indianapolis and Indiana University is then discussed, including a few techniques the authors have used or observed for integrating AltaVista Forums. Training strategies to support faculty and student use of AltaVista Forums are presented, and student and faculty reactions to AltaVista Forums are summarized. The paper concludes with a discussion of advantages and disadvantages of AltaVista Forums. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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