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Increasingly the Internet is being used by students to gather a variety of data and gain an extensive range of experience as part of their learning activity. The paper discusses how the Internet may be used to support learning and teaching and some of the motivation underpinning its adoption. It...
This paper outlines the rationale behind the development of a course aimed at university lecturers wishing to use the Internet for teaching and learning. It evaluates some of the potential benefits of using the Internet and assesses lecturers’ concerns about exploiting this teaching resource....
This paper describes an experiment making use of a Usenet Newsgroup to accelerate the evolution of a learning resource artificially within a group of level one students of computing and information systems at the University of Brighton. The author discusses how evolutionary processes may be...
The paper examines the concept of the memex, a use of the computer as a hypertext learning and teaching tool, pioneered by Vannevar Bush in 1945. It discusses the practical implementation of this concept in the author’s own teaching, using the World Wide Web. The disadvantages of the UK context...
Much has been written about the implications for higher education of the Internet‐based Virtual University. This paper is an account of the development and operation of an intranet within a business school. The issues of cultural change are examined within the context of the introduction of a...
This paper describes efforts by the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, to develop effective strategies with which to develop students’ skills in communications and information technology (C&IT). The strategy adopted was to develop these skills...
Since the 1950s early adopters of a succession of new technologies have been working to see how these could be exploited in the language learning field. However, this pioneering work has had relatively little impact on the teaching and learning of languages. Is this pattern going to be repeated...
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