ERIC Number: ED477106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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The Transition from Computer-Based Training to eEducation.
This paper presents two decisive factors for Web-based training (WBT) software in the context of E-education. The report focuses on offline education, as real time communication (except chats) is not yet sufficiently reliable due to low bandwidth Internet access in most European rural areas. One of the main advantages of WBT software is being able to study according to one's own schedule. Even if online communication was available, a large offline corpus of knowledge would be required toojust like textbooks are used in today's courses to support traditional in-class teaching. The techniques presented in this paper can help to organize the electronic equivalent of textbooks. Compared to textbooks, correspondence-based distance learning programs and first generation computer-based training software, WBT offers many advantages. Two of them which the authors consider most important constitute the main focus of this paper. First, navigation is no longer limited by serially flipping through pages and second, interactive examples are far more likely to actively involve students while studying. Throughout this paper examples are given of how these features have been successfully implemented in WBT software called Teach/Me. Includes two figures. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Online Systems, Textbooks, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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