Getting out of the stuff swamp alive

Dron, J., Mitchell, R. and Boyne, C.W. (2001) Getting out of the stuff swamp alive In: Proceedings of UKAIS 2001, 18-20 Apr 2001, Portsmouth, UK.

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Abstract

In this paper we present an overview of some of the issues involved in negotiating the ‘stuff swamp’ of the World Wide Web and take a critical look at some of the solutions that already exist to assist learners seeking new information. We go on to describe a solution which we have been developing called CoFIND, a web-based learner-support system designed using evolutionary principles, which organises itself using the combined efforts of its users to produce emergent order. We observe some of the issues which arise in its use in three course modules.

Item Type:Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Internet learning resources; e-learning
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:3267
Deposited By:Helen Webb
Deposited On:24 Nov 2007
Last Modified:18 Nov 2013 13:26

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