ERIC Number: ED477040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Making the Transition from Print: Integrating Concept Mapping and Online Communication with Traditional Distance Education Materials.
Kennedy, David M.; Reiman, Cornelis A.
The move from traditional paper-based distance education subject materials to those of information and communication technologies (ICT) has increased the ways in which students can engage with their lecturers, peers and the unit materials. In this paper, strategies for enhancing print-based learning resources are discussed. These include concept mapping by which the conceptual structure of a unit can be articulated, and online communication that can enhance the interactions between students and teachers. A review of student responses to concept mapping indicates a general acceptance of the tool, with comparisons of assessment grades between successive years of students suggesting an improvement for students who were exposed to concept mapping in conjunction with online communication. The study highlights several curriculum issues that need further work. (Contains 21 references, 2 tables, and 2 figures.) (Author)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Concept Mapping, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Nonprint Media, Nontraditional Education, Printed Materials
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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.