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Training for the Virtual World: The Reality of Learning. Fort McCoy January 5, 2000 Mary F. O’Sullivan, Ph.D. Reality is relative. Alexander Graham Bell: invented the telephone for symphonies Department of Defense: devised internet for cold war information safety

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Training for the virtual world the reality of learning

Training for the Virtual World:The Reality of Learning

Fort McCoy

January 5, 2000

Mary F. O’Sullivan, Ph.D.


Reality is relative
Reality is relative

  • Alexander Graham Bell: invented the telephone for symphonies

  • Department of Defense: devised internet for cold war information safety

  • Tim Berners-Lee: created html for scientific document sharing


Thirty years that changed everything 60s 70s
Thirty years that changed everything: 60s & 70s

  • 1969 DoD’s Advanced Research Projects Agency -- 4 computers

  • 1971 Ray Tomlinson invents email -- 2 dozen computers

  • 1973 first international connections

  • 1976 Wang Laboratories creates first word processor -- $30,000


Thirty years that changed everything 80s
Thirty years that changed everything: 80s

  • 1980--400 university, government, and military host computers

  • 1984--1000 host computers

  • 1989--100,000 host computers


Thirty years that changed everything 90s
Thirty years that changed everything: 90s

  • 1991 Tim Berners-Lee invents hypertext

  • 1992 Internet links 17 networks, 33 countries, 1 millions hosts

  • 1993 Mosaic, 1.5 million host computers linked in 100 countries

  • 1994 3 million host computers

  • 1995 Dial-up access with AOL etc. and 20-30 million computers


Speed of development
Speed of Development

  • Over 20 years from the Internet to the WWW--4 computers to 100,000

  • Two years from the invention of html to the first browser-- 15 times to 1.5 million computers

  • Two years from the first browser to dial-up-- an increase of 20 times to 20-30 million computers


Next on the web

Next on the web:

e-Education


Why e education
Why e-Education?

  • Gartner Group: Dataquest

    • 1995 -1998: 27%-50% households had computers

  • Kenneth Green 1999:

    • 54% of all college courses use email

    • 38.9% have syllabus online

    • 28.1% have a website

  • PC Week article on DoD: http://www.zdnet.com/pcweek/stories/news/0,4153,2391276,00.html


Training for the virtual world spring 2000
Training for the Virtual World: spring 2000

  • My background

  • Course contents


My background
My Background

  • Humanities to techno-geek

    • 25 years teaching communication

    • 1987 1st computer

    • 1988 began teaching in computer-supported classroom

    • 1989 went online

    • 3 years teaching online

  • http://learn.western.tec.wi.us/mfo


Course content highlights
Course Content Highlights

  • Examples for inspiration

  • E-mail

  • Discussion Lists

  • Asynchronous and Synchronous Conferencing

  • Designing Learning Modules

  • Designing Websites


Examples of online instruction
Examples of Online Instruction

  • Smart Planet: http://www.smartplanet.com/learn.asp

  • Learnativity: http://www.learnativity.com/

  • World Wide School http://www.worldwideschool.org/


Examples of potentials
Examples of Potentials

  • VOICe: http://www.western.tec.wi.us/voice/

  • Translate Mail http://www.t-mail.com/ translates email

  • The Nine Planets http://www.anu.edu.au/Physics/nineplanets/nineplanets.html


Discussion lists and email
Discussion lists and Email

  • Enable student collaboration http://www.western.tec.wi.us/mfo/elecwrit/mail180.htm

  • Facilitate communication between student and instructor

  • http://www.western.tec.wi.us/mfo/elecwrit/disc180.htm

  • Simplify distribution of materials

  • Provide transcript of all communication


Asynchronous and synchronous conferencing
Asynchronous and Synchronous Conferencing

  • Creates a virtual classroom for discussion

  • Asynchronous allows for thoughtful conversation

  • Synchronous allows for immediate feedback

  • http://www.western.tec.wi.us/webboard/webboard.dll/~commskills


Designing learning modules
Designing learning modules

  • Planning before creating

  • Designing to take advantage of hypertext

  • http://www.western.tec.wi.us/mfo/elecwrit/ass180.htm


The point
The Point

  • eEducation is already happening and those who ignore it will not have input into shaping what may well be the most significant development in education this century.

  • Use of computer-mediated communication is exploding.


What next
What Next?

  • TCP/IP

  • 2003-- America's Mars orbiters will serve as relays for SCP

  • Solarnet with .mars and .earth addresses

  • Eventually past the solar system and...



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