Experience with developing multimedia courseware for the world wide web: the need for better tools and clear pedagogy.

Benyon, David, Stone, Debbie and Woodroffe, Mark (1997) Experience with developing multimedia courseware for the world wide web: the need for better tools and clear pedagogy. International Journal of Human Computer Studies. pp. 197-218.

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The phenomenal growth of the Internet over the last few years, coupled with the development of various multimedia applications which exploit the Internet presents exciting opportunities for educators. In the context of distance education, the World Wide Web provides a unique challenge as a new delivery mechanism for course material allowing students to take a course (potentially) from anywhere in the world. In this paper, we describe our approach to the development of an Internet-based course designed for distance education. Using this experience, we provide general observations on the opportunities and constraints which the web provides and on the pedagogic issues which arise when using this delivery mechanism.

We have found that the process of developing web-based courses is one area which requires careful consideration as technologies and tools for both the authoring and the delivery of courses are evolving so rapidly. We have also found that current tools are severely lacking in a number of important respects—particularly with respect to the design of pedagogically sound courseware

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 1071 5819
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education; World Wide Web; Internet-based course; pedagogic issues;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education > 378 Higher education
Library of Congress Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Item ID: 3075
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 19:29

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