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ERIC Number: ED428705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 11
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Developing a WWW Resource Centre for Acquiring and Accessing Open Learning Materials on Research Methods (ReMOTE).
Newton, Robert; Marcella, Rita; Middleton, Iain; McConnell, Michael
This paper reports on ReMOTE (Research Methods Online Teaching Environment), a Robert Gordon University (Scotland) project focusing on the development of a World Wide Web (WWW) site devoted to the teaching of research methods. The aim of ReMOTE is to provide an infrastructure that allows direct links to specialist sources in order to enable the use of existing materials as "plug ins" when developing research methods courses. It will also allow interactive computer-assisted learning packages to be downloaded and used in teaching or self-study. The approach is consistent with the broader goals of making use of the Internet in order to enhance the quality of learning, educational opportunities, profit, student numbers, and staff productivity. The following topics related to the development of the WWW site are described in detail: (1) requests for WWW links to add to the collection; (2) locating additional resources by searching on the WWW; (3) design, including user and institutional goals, the hierarchical structure of the site, and graphic design identity and functionality; and (4) content, including directory entries, materials hosted on the server, and courses. Relevant web sites are noted, and three figures illustrate the structure of the site, the ReMOTE opening screen, and categories in the directory of WWW sites. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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