learning is an element of education that has been
around for sometime. But the addition of the Internet
changes the possibilities and thus the questions
and the answers. Below are some questions that
people are struggling with in the field. We will
start with an obvious one:
- Can the web improve teaching
and what students learn?
- What types of teaching and
learning are best suited for the Web?
- How does adding a distance
learning aspect to a class affect the optimal
class size. Does this
depend on the subject matter, the teaching style,
the target audience (the students), and even
what you define as being optimal? See How many students are just right?.
- What are the differences in
terms of copyright issues regarding putting
material on the web compared to handing it out
- Does it make sense to use an
off-the shelf tool-kit like WebCT
that is one size fits all or develop your set
of tools for putting content on the web?
Tools for Teaching and Learning Online - Description of
Tools for Teaching and Learning Online - Archived discussion.
Much of what has taken place in terms of moving course and/or
content onto the web has essentially represented
a transfer from the Face-to-face medium in the
classroom to the web. There has been little effort
to examine what is the possibilities actually
are of teaching via the web. How can we go about
investigating _blank ways of optimizing the use of
the web for teaching and learning?
Feel free to address any of these questions on
the WebEd-L list or
to ask your own. If you would like one posted
here you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.