ERIC Number: ED476993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Best Practices Experiences: Successful Use of Electronic Learning Environments.
de Boer, W. F.; Fisser, P. H. G.
Two popular learning environments, TeleTOP and Blackboard, are implemented for specific educational contexts in many universities and other institutions. The goal is to increase the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education, particularly network technology or Web-based systems. These electronic learning environments do not seem to differ a lot in functionalities and use. Also, the problems that instructors have to deal with are similar. Instructors must learn how to work with these new tools, and discover how they effect their education. Based on two similar "best practice days" the successful experiences with functionalities offered and functionalities used by the instructors are described, and outcomes are presented. Instructors can make education flexible (in time and place) for students, but should be aware of time consuming activities that cause dissatisfaction and frustration. The target should be that students should benefit from the added value of electronic learning environments, that functionalities are useful for the students and that the use is consistent. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Technology Integration
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.