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ERIC Number: ED474939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Communications and Web Courses: Can We Talk?
Ellsworth, J'Anne; Ellsworth, Martha
This paper explores some of the issues faced by college faculty in the development of Web courses. Communication patterns are different in Web courses, and the implication is that they are likely to be less satisfactory than in the traditional classroom. The experience of the authors college of education has shown that increasing opportunities for communication in the traditional campus setting has not always moved smoothly; it is evident that cooperative learning approaches do not always please students. In the distance education setting, in which students may not participate unless they are truly engaged, in contrast to the traditional lecture, in which attention may wander, the opportunities for real communication may be great. Faculty members need to know more about teaching and learning from many perspectives, and then they need to consider whether Web courses really enhance or limit communications. (Contains 14 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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