ERIC Number: ED455829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Interactive Internet Chat Room Inquiries and Strategies.
Sapone, Carmelo V.; Singh, Delar K.
Technology is progressing at an unprecedented pace. The world of business is keeping up with it. However, schools are being criticized by the general public, which is skeptical about the ability of schools to produce citizens that will be able to face the challenges of the 21st century. Educators are predicting that the current school system will have to change to meet the needs of the future. The school of the future will be a Web site instead of a building that operates 7 hours a day for 180 days. The Web environment provides for learning that is continuous and learning at a distance and does not stop or start with bells. Distance education uses constructivist principles, increases mentoring opportunities and does not penalize learning by evaluation. Some of the limitations of distance education include down time of the server, unexpected failure of technological equipment, and increased wait time in chat rooms. The use of chat room strategies can be an effective tool in providing needed change in the instructional arena. This paper covers strategies that can be utilized to increase the effectiveness of chat rooms. (Contains 29 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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