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THE INTERNET/VIRTUAL LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM. By: Jason Williamson & Jace Crossland. The Internet. The Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible series of interconnected computer networks (“Internet and Higher Education”). Cons of the Internet in the Classroom.

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the internet virtual learning in the classroom

THE INTERNET/VIRTUAL LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM

By: Jason Williamson

&

Jace Crossland

the internet
The Internet

The Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible series of interconnected computer networks (“Internet and Higher Education”)

cons of the internet in the classroom
Cons of the Internet in the Classroom
  • Maintenance and installation
  • Paid Tech Staff
  • Malfunctions
  • Teacher training
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Cons of the Internet in the Classroom
  • New features on websites bog down servers
  • Objectionable material difficult to monitor
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Cons of the Internet in the Classroom
  • Computers already in use are not good enough for Internet
  • Schools cannot

afford to replace

obsolete equipment

pros of the internet in the classroom
Pros of the Internet in the Classroom
  • Current Events
  • Up-to-date information to the second
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Pros of the Internet in the Classroom
  • Prepares student for life and workplace
  • Establishes networking skills
pros of the internet in the classroom2
Pros of the Internet in the Classroom
  • Students can publish their work
  • Limitless resource
pros of the internet in the classroom3
Pros of the Internet in the Classroom
  • Access to weather
  • Expose students to different cultures
integrating the internet into the classroom
Integrating the Internet into the Classroom
  • Step 1
  • Decide what you want the internet to do? Lesson plan, worksheets, online activities, ect.
  • Step 2
  • Research your topic with a search engine.
  • Step 3
  • Visit the sites and review their contents to make sure that they are pertinent to your unit and appropriate for your students. When you find a site that you want to use, Bookmark it. Make your lesson plan.
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Integrating the Internet into the Classroom
  • Step 4
  • Run through your lesson plan the day before you use any Internet sites to make sure that the site is still posted and you can get to it.
  • Step 5
  • Finally, organize all of your internet sites by bookmaking the sites, for later use in lesson plans.
  • ("How to...integrate the Internet." Teaching PreK-8 v 29 p 22-23 September 2002 )
virtual learning environments
Virtual Learning Environments
  • A VLE will normally work over the Internet and provide a collection of tools
  • Tools normally included with a VLE are
    • Uploading content
    • Return of students work,
    • Peer assessment
    • Administration of student groups
    • Collecting and organizing student grades
    • Questionnaires
    • Tracking tools

New features on some VLE’s include

    • Wikis
    • Blogs
    • 3D Virtual Learning Spaces
why aren t vle s in every classroom
Why aren’t VLE’s in every classroom?
  • Fear of change!
  • Teachers not wanting to change there already “perfected” ways of presenting material
other theories
Other Theories
  • “Effective communication is not happening virtually, which is leading to fragmentation of a learning community with feelings of isolation and confusion among some students.”
    • According to: “Collaborative learning in the virtual classroom Dr. Julie Ann Richardson”
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Virtual learning Environments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC6QnSEChss

references
References
  • Phillips, M. R. & Horton, V. (2000). Incorporating the internet into the classroom: Problems Opportunities and Thoughts. Internet and Higher Education, 1, 223-230.
  • Sharma, P. & Maleyeff, J. (2003). Internet Education: Potential Problems Solutions. International Journal of Educational Management, 17, 19-25.
  • Arbaugh, J. B. (2000). Virtual Classroom Versus Physical Classroom. Journal of Management Education, 24(n2), 213-233.
  • Youngen, G. K. & Davidoff, G. (1988). Incorporating the Internet into Science and Technology. Science and Technology by Race, 17(n2), 23-30.
  • "How to...integrate the Internet." Teaching PreK-8 v 29 p 22-23 September 2002
  • Swain, Colleen. "The World Wide Web : A Classroom adventure." Intervention in School & Clinic v 32 p 82-88 November '96.