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ERIC Number: ED462918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 18
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Learning Communities on the Web: A Teacher Education Project.
MacKinnon, Gregory R.; Tumblin, Elizabeth
This paper categorizes the learning communities that have emerged as educators extend the capabilities of the Internet beyond simple search capacities. An example of a teacher education project entitled "Mystery Web" is introduced as a model for building intern and student relationships as well as a variety of generic educational skills. Each teacher education student selected a personality of importance in Canadian culture and created a World Wide Web page that posed ten clues as to the identity of the famous personality. Public school students' tried to identify the personalities; objectives included promoting an awareness of key historical figures, developing deductive reasoning skills, developing research skills, and promoting writing skills via Web-based communication. Links to Web-based projects in the following categories are listed: school to school projects; university mediated projects; private agency mediated school to Web site projects; government agency sponsored school to Web site projects; and university-school projects. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada