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ERIC Number: ED441153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 6
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Guess Who's Coming to College and Taking Courses via the World Wide Web?
Hudson, Larry
This document consists of comments provided by 20 adult students taught on the World Wide Web by an associate professor from the University of Central Florida's College of Education. The following are among the benefits of Web-based instruction cited by the students, all of whom are over the age of 25: (1) the ease of communicating on-line makes it possible for students to feel just as close if not closer to on-line classmates than they ever felt to "live" classmates; (2) Web-based courses give students opportunities to search the Web and master computer skills that are essential in the world today; (3) the Web enables students to reach other students and their instructors at times other than "live classroom hours" making it easier for students to share information and offer support to one another; (4) the flexibility inherent in Web-based courses allows adult students to balance their educational pursuits with their job and family responsibilities, enabling many people, who might not otherwise have the time, to pursue additional education; and (5) in addition to providing opportunities for on-line discussions and information sharing among peers, Web courses allow students to develop self-sufficiency and engage in independent thinking and research. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida