Online formal course meetings

Dron, J. and Masthoff, J. (2003) Online formal course meetings In: Proceedings of the 4th Annual LTSN-ICS Conference, Aug 2003, Galway, Ireland.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the implementation of an online course board, an attempt to conduct formal course meetings using simple web-based threaded bulletin board technologies. This technique seeks to address some of the problems of conventional meetings where individuals can dominate proceedings, most attendees waste much of the time being bored and there is a heavy investment of time and money for little direct benefit. Although it provides solutions to some of the problems of traditional face to face meetings, the online discussion mechanism suffers from a number of weaknesses which negate many of the potential advantages. The paper ends with a glimpse of some potential solutions to these weaknesses.

Item Type:Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Course Management, Supporting e-learning, Collaborative Filtering, Adaptive Hypermedia
Subjects:X000 Education > X300 Education Studies > X340 Academic studies in Tertiary Education
G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G500 Information Systems
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Learning Technologies
ID Code:3264
Deposited By:Helen Webb
Deposited On:23 Nov 2007
Last Modified:08 Oct 2010 02:17

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