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Evaluating the impact of Internet provision on students’ information‐gathering strategies

Meek, Julia and Garnett, Marie and Grattan, John (1998) Evaluating the impact of Internet provision on students’ information‐gathering strategies. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 6 (1). pp. 57-63. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the use of the World Wide Web (WWW) as a teaching and learning tool. In particular, it focuses on the impact of new technology on students’ learning. An investigative study was undertaken using two cohorts of students taking modules supported by WWW pages. Two modules were selected. These were taught by the same lecturer but adopted distinctly different approaches to delivering module content via the WWW. The administrative structure of both pages was similar in the delivery of basic information, lecture themes, assessment details, outline of essential reading, etc. However, the depth of the material provided in support of each lecture topic, and the styles of assessment for each module, were quite different. The study identified distinct differences in confidence in using the WWW and perceptions of its value for learning, between the two student cohorts. It is proposed that this is a reflection of the depth of material provided and the type of knowledge acquisition encouraged by the contrasting styles of the WWW pages.

    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 11:35
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:20
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/261

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