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Bull, Kay S.; Boykin, Cynthia; Griffin, John; Overton, Robert; Kimball, Sarah L. – 1999
A hyperbook is a form of distance education that promotes computer-mediated learning and collaborative/constructive learning in the development of multigenerational learning communities. A hyperbook is composed of hypertext that resides on the Internet. Hypertext is text with embedded links that allow the reader to move around in the text or to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Design
Bull, Kay S.; Shuler, Paul; Overton, Robert; Kimball, Sarah; Boykin, Cynthia; Griffin, John – 1999
When in the "zone of proximal development" for a particular skill or piece of information, a learner is ready to learn but lacks certain prerequisites. Scaffolding is an interactive process in which a teacher or facilitator assists such a learner to build a "structure" to contain and frame the new information. Scaffolding can…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning
Bull, Kay S.; Boykin, Cynthia; Griffin, John; Overton, Robert; Kimball, Sarah – 1999
Intergenerational learning communities develop when learners from one class create materials that learners from later classes can use. If information for a class is collected and maintained in an electronic archive, each successive class, or generation, can use that material and build upon it. The compilation of documents results in a…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning