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Encouraging independent learning with a course web site. Objectives. Pedagogical Professional Administrative. Pedagogical aims. To increase independence To get students’ attention To integrate skills and abilities across the curriculum

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  • Pedagogical

  • Professional

  • Administrative

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Pedagogical aims

  • To increase independence

  • To get students’ attention

  • To integrate skills and abilities across the curriculum

  • To enhance learning, both of course content and the way information is organized

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Professional aims

  • To be technologically active and linked

  • To improve course design

  • To use previous experience in the development of better teaching materials

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Administrative aims

  • To identify AUI with cutting edge course delivery, both on and off campus

  • To save paper, photocopying, and book costs

  • To allow flexibility in course structure

  • To continue to enhance the image of the CADS program

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Inappropriate or insufficient materials

Meeting all learner styles with various forms of input

Need to adjust syllabus order


Authority and comparison with courses worldwide


Need for structure & guidance

Review & preview opportunities


Extensive access to outside sources

Teaching and learning problems addressed

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Why choose web-based course ware?

  • Interactive: demands that students make choices

  • Controlled by the course designer

  • Allows control by the student

  • Focuses on process rather than product

  • Dynamic & open-ended

  • Linkable to support materials

  • Comprehensive

  • Transforms a teacher-led CR to a more interactive one

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The development process

  • Time

  • System resources

  • Talents

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System resources

  • A tool to build a web page

  • Space on a web server, provided by the university

  • A PC with a network connection

  • The program WS FTP to get files up on the server

  • Reliable use of the Internet

  • A sympathetic ear at ITS

  • Support from your dean

  • Access to the server for your faculty

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  • interest in progressive approaches to learning

  • accepting the computer as an instructional tool

  • a little knowledge of the network and the Internet

  • changing from medium to collector/distributor of media

  • interest in graphics (helpful)

  • diligence

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Problems, payoffs, benefits, and worth

  • Stable links and network

  • No need for textbook

  • Freedom to be creative

  • Adds visibility to the university