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Interactive Class - 1,612 words
How to Go From Class-Room to Web-Room as Painlessly as Possible By Rik Hall, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick Getting your course onto the World Wide Web (WWW) is best done using a systematic approach. There are a number of steps that need to be taken prior to starting any of the actual web work. Meetings should be held with various groups within your institution. Once the actual coursework is begun, there are some essential components and some optional components. There are specific skills and talents that you either need to acquire or you need to access. Each web-based course is unique, but they often have many components in common. Some are essential, others may be ...
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Affolding In Education - 2,155 words
The World Wide Web is being seen more and more as an effective and above all inexpensive means of delivering courses in the tertiary education sector. It is important however that financial imperatives to not take precedence over educational goals. In the search for an effective approach to Web learning, an re-examination of learning theory is required. This paper examines the three broad philosophies of Behaviourism, Cognitive Theory, and Constructivism and reviews their potential for delivering tertiary education via the Web. Problems with the Web are identified, such as the abstract textual nature of current Web technology, and the poor interactivity resulting from limited bandwidth. One ...
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Affolding In Education - 2,053 words
... ating such authentic simulations appears to limit its capacity to accommodate this. Even more ill-structured academic areas such as History and Philosophy require a level of context, even if that context is the academic one requiring the implementation of a culturally specific methodology and use of language. It is here, perhaps, that a Social Constructivist approach may be particularly useful. It could be argued that the use of the Web is best suited to that of a communications medium for collaborative approaches to learning rather than as a "24 hour a day glorified whiteboard" (Archee & Duin, 1995). Such a use would involve a high level of social rather than physical interaction; an as ...
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Convergence Of Internet With Other Technologies - 1,187 words
Convergence of Internet with Other Technologies The Internet is a significant part of our everyday life. Ever since it was invented by the Department of Defense while the Cold Wars were still raging, during the 1970s, it had been advancing dramatically in its importance in our society (The Dynamics of Mass Communication, by Joseph R. Dominick, p.326-327). The advantages of the Internet, which made it popular, are countless. It provides users easy and inexpensive access, allows users to communicate with one another simultaneously regardless of the distance, and contains updated retrievable information on almost everything, if not all, and its amazing transmission speed is also a plus. There a ...
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Information Retrieval Methods - 458 words
This assignment consists of three major parts. Part 1 shows how to use the CD-ROM facilities to locate some material on the item of "Information Retrieval Methods", details of the materials (such as the Record Number, date of the article, the author and a summary), search strategy and comments are also included. Part 2 demonstrates how to use the Monash Voyager Catalogue system to locate the text or article. Finally, Part 3 shows how to search for materials on the World Wide Web, such as VicRoads, MovieShow and CareerOne. In order for one to search for materials using the CD-ROM facilities, one must log into the Monash library site, which is available in Monash homepage. Dow Jones Interactiv ...
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Xdsl Technology - 1,834 words
The accelerated growth of content rich applications and online gaming, which demand high bandwidth, has changed the nature of information networks. High-speed communication is now an ordinary requirement throughout business, government, academic, and home office environments. Internet access, telecommuting, and remote LAN access are three of the clearly defined services that network access providers are offering now. These rapidly growing applications are placing a new level of demand on the telephone infrastructure. In particular, the local loop portion of the network (i.e., the local connection from the subscriber to the local central office) has become a challenge for telephone companies. ...
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Communications Technology: Global Information Infrastructure - 2,343 words
Introduction We are in the midst of a global information revolution driven by the convergence and proliferation of information and communication technologies. The telecommunications sector is changing at warp speed, driven by technological innovation that results in new equipment and services, and also by new entrants and alliances between companies with experience in a wide range of information industries from telecommunications to broadcasting to computer hardware and software to publishing. Three major trends are driving these changes: the rapid introduction of new technologies and services; the restructuring of the telecommunications sector; and globalization of economies and of communic ...
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The Internet Effect: How Has It Affected You? - 1,568 words
Commonly known as the Internet, the worlds largest network is used extensively throughout the world today. Since its creation in 1983, the Internet has continued to grow in popularity and use as a commercial and private communications medium. Millions of people throughout the world use the Internet in a variety of ways, ranging from personal conversations to on-line shopping. According to a survey compiled by Nua Ltd in 1999, the number of Internet users rose from 26 million in 1995 to 205 million in 1999, an increase of almost 700% (Nua Ltd)! With such an explosive increase, how then has the Internet affected us personally, and how has it affected the way we do business? The answers to thes ...
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Never To Late - 1,600 words
ter> Many older students are making their way back to school The number of older, more nontraditional college students are growing. These students say that maturity and life experience give them a clear advantage in the college classroom, and many advisors agree. No matter how old or young one is; it is never too late to start working toward an educational goal in becoming a college graduate! Remember the dream within us sits waiting to spread forth and become a reality. It is only the lack of belief in ourselves that stops us from achieving those things with the heart, and it is only through our own understanding, ability and perseverance that we see them become realities. Until then, they ...
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