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1 Chapter 7 Introducing the Internet and Other Distance Learning Tools
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2 Definition of Distance Learning
“The acquisition of knowledge and skills through mediated information and instruction, encompassing all technologies and other forms of learning at a distance.” USDLA –

3 Types of Distance Learning Activities
Student Research Online Classroom Materials Web-Based Lessons Virtual Courses and Programs

4 Ways DL Supports Learning
Fast access to info Access to experts, courses, & lessons not available locally Fast communication to groups Communication supporting collaboration Access to learning materials

5 Ways DL Supports Learning
Access to education for homebound students Learning communities support collaboration Lesson ideas from multiple sources Increased interaction among students and between students/teachers

6 Current Distance Learning Issues
Digital Divide Development and socialization Positive and negative impact on education reform Virtual schooling issues Curriculum alignment Teacher certification Accreditation Funding Possible negative consequences

7 Current Distance Learning Research
Conflicting Results Asynchronous > Synchronous 2 way communication > 1 way  interaction =  satisfaction Increased dropout rate in DL Requires > Motivation

8 Current Internet Pitfalls
Inappropriate Materials Privacy and Safety Fraud Viruses and Hacking Copyright and Plagiarism

9 Internet Communication Resources
Listservs Bulletin Boards (BB) Blogs Chatrooms Instant Messaging (IM) Videoconferencing

10 Internet Cybercollaboration
Multi User Dungeons (MUDS) Virtual Gaming/Simulation 2nd Life Avatars

11 Web Course Development and Support Tools
Course management systems Site-capturing software Intranet Electronic whiteboards

12 Characteristics of Effective Distance Courses
Well-designed and structured to support learning Engaging activities Collaborative activities Interactive learning community Effective assessment strategies

13 Chapter 8 Integrating the Internet into the Curriculum

14 Integration Plan Questions
What is the curriculum-related purpose of the activity? Does the Internet enhance the activity? How will students use online resources? Do students have the necessary skills? Do I have the necessary time and support for the activity?

15 Types of Web-Based Activities
Electronic penpals (keypals) Electronic mentoring Electronic/virtual field trips Electronic publishing Group product development Problem (or Project)-based learning (PBL) Web Quests Social action projects

16 Integration Strategies
Support for student research Motivation for writing Practice for information literacy skills Visual problems and solutions Development of collaboration skills Multicultural experiences

17 Website Function Type 1 Website Function Type 2
Project overview Announcement Application Website Function Type 2 Tutorial instruction

18 Website Function Type 3 Website Function Type 4
Information summaries Information exchanges Website Function Type 4 Communication Support

19 Website Function Type 5 Website Function Type 6
Display of past and current student work Website Function Type 6 Project-development centers

20 Web Information Considerations
Limit sharing of personal information Limit photographs and large graphics Address web page criteria

21 Evaluating Website Design
Structure and organization Clear text and graphic links Visual design Navigation

22 Evaluating Student Web Products
Checklists See Figure 8.23, p. 278 Rubrics See Figure 8.24, p. 279


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