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ERIC Number: ED427737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 7
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Web Education for Those Who Don't Know How but Want To, and for Those Who Know How but Don't Want To.
Svensson, Lars; Ekenstam, Tobias
One obvious reason that teachers hesitate to create Web sites for their distance courses is the lack of computer/technology skills. Other teachers who know how to create a well-structured course site are put off by the fact that it takes a lot of time to maintain it. Thus there is a risk that the course site will be ill-structured and poorly maintained. This paper presents a system aimed at overcoming both of these obstacles. The system DisCo (Distance Courses) is designed to help teachers with their basic needs for using the Web to publish course material and to communicate with their students. Course related activities of the DisCo system are divided into four basic categories: Information, Course Material, Communication, and Projects, each containing several subcategories. In DisCo, all course site maintenance is done via the Internet. Evaluations show that students appreciate the system, although it should be noted that all students have had a 2-week course in basic computer use prior to attending their first course. Contains 11 references. Contains 11 references. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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