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Piloting a new approach: Making use of technology to present a distance learning computer science course

By Tina Wilson and Denise Whitelock

Abstract

Computer‐Mediated Communication (CMC) systems have been described and evaluated in a number of ways by different researchers in the field. This paper proposes that computer conferencing systems should be designed to encourage students to participate in three dimensions previously treated by separate researchers. These can be summarized as a knowledge dimension, a social dimension and a motivational dimension. This paper reports on how one particular conference, that of M205‐STILE, was constructed to take account of these dimensions and to facilitate students’ computer‐supported cooperative learning

Topics: LB Theory and practice of education, LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Publisher: Universit of Wales Press
Year: 1996
DOI identifier: 10.1080/0968776960040110
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:201/core5

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