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ERIC Number: ED431387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 7
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Are You Sure You Want To Train Faculty To Develop Web-Based Instruction?
Formosa, Jim
This paper describes a year-long program which is in place at Nashville State Technical Institute (Tennessee) to train faculty in the development of World Wide Web-based instruction. The program is based on seven principles that assert that good practice in undergraduate instruction encourages student-faculty contact, encourages cooperation among students, encourages active learning, gives prompt feedback, emphasizes time on task, communicates high expectations, and respects diverse talents and ways of learning. The paper maintains that much of the instruction that is currently on the Web fails in two respects: it is not good instruction and it is not implemented well from the standpoint of using currently available Web technologies. The program currently in place attempts to use free or nearly free tools that are widely available to implement Web-based instruction. This paper summarizes content and goals for each of the following seven sessions that comprise the year-long program: (1) Introduction; (2) Site design; (3) Introduction to Netscape Composer; (4) Navigation; (5) Modifying and imbedding JavaScripts; (6) Preparing PowerPoint for the Web and uses of WebBoard; and (7) Wrap-up session for the first year. Successes and the shortcomings to date are detailed. (Contains 42 references.) (Author/AEF)
Web site: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed98/formosa.html
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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