ERIC Number: ED429258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Intro through Internet Psychology.
Webster, Sandra K.; Kelliher, Thomas P.
Psychology and computer science were clustered into a course in "Internet Psychology" with the goal of enabling students to use electronic networks responsibly and creatively and to understand the principles of psychology as they operate in the electronic context. Fourteen students from a variety of majors registered for the class. Course content, process, and outcomes are described. Electronic means of communication between professor and student, as well as student to student, were emphasized. A broad range of class projects took advantage of the networks and included constructing a home page. First-hand experience in using group dynamics was important to improving the students' ability to work together in teams. Students elected to take harder tests in teams and did well. Follow-up assessment showed that students have become "local experts" on the Internet. Their Internet Psychology course provided them with an understanding of behavior that serves them well as they teach others. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A