ERIC Number: ED427686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
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A Web Based Virtual College.
Boegh, Jorgen; Krebs, Allan M.; Petersen, Lars O.; Wagner, M.
This paper describes a tele-educational environment and reports on experiences obtained during international trials. The tele-educational environment is built around the metaphor of a college. The virtual college offers the opportunity for students to participate in desktop tele-education from their homes or offices. The environment is based on Internet technology, and the user interface is a common World Wide Web browser. Students navigate through the virtual college by entering classrooms, group rooms, studies, and teacher offices. During breaks, students can visit a virtual tea room. The rooms are furnished with different tools according to the needs for each particular room. The feedback from experimenting with the virtual college in an international setting has been encouraging. The concept was well accepted by the students. They quickly become familiar with the environment, the learning effect was good, and they appreciated the attempts to introduce social ingredients into this virtual environment. One figure presents the user interface to the virtual college. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Simulation, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Navigation (Information Systems), Student Attitudes, Teleconferencing, Virtual Universities, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark