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ERIC Number: ED433865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 8
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Publishing on the Web: Opening the Doors of Community College Classrooms.
King, Nancy; Wood, Susan Andrus
This paper discusses the teaching benefits of World Wide Web publishing by individual instructors. Community colleges are actively involved in the national push towards distance learning. Many faculty members at community colleges publish course materials on the Web as part of both distance and traditional courses. As a result, a new rhetorical situation has occurred with respect to course material. In traditional settings, course materials were designed to accompany verbal context. But Web-published materials must have explanatory information embedded, in order to ensure their usefulness to students. The public act of publishing on the Web requires the instructor to think more critically about pedagogy. Prior to distance learning, the primary inter-institutional exchange of ideas came at conferences. Web publishing has allowed for much greater exchange of ideas between instructors, and in much greater detail, than is generally offered at a conference. This exchange of ideas can be viewed as a professional cooperative work group similar to student learning groups in traditional classrooms. Another benefit of Web publishing for instructors is the ability to create a readily accessible professional portfolio or curriculum vitae. The paper concludes with the assertion that the trend of Web publishing will continue to grow among community college instructors and offer new contributions to the teaching profession. (RDG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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