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Piloting a new approach: Making use of technology to present a distance learning computer science course

Wilson, Tina and Whitelock, Denise (1996) Piloting a new approach: Making use of technology to present a distance learning computer science course. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 4 (1). pp. 58-68. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Abstract

    Computer‐Mediated Communication (CMC) systems have been described and evaluated in a number of ways by different researchers in the field. This paper proposes that computer conferencing systems should be designed to encourage students to participate in three dimensions previously treated by separate researchers. These can be summarized as a knowledge dimension, a social dimension and a motivational dimension. This paper reports on how one particular conference, that of M205‐STILE, was constructed to take account of these dimensions and to facilitate students’ computer‐supported cooperative learning.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 10:51
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:24
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/201

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