Teaching and Learning in Cyberspace: Theory, Design and Implementation
Credits: 8 Quarter hours; full session of Summer School
Dates: June 25 to August 29, 2001
Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Classroom: Library 2218
Prerequisites: None
Special Expenses: None
Faculty: José Gómez, J.D.
The Internet provides new challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning. As with any tool, it can either enhance or degrade education. Using both theoretical and practical perspectives, we will study techniques, tools and methods now in use in computer-mediated instruction and attempt to answer such questions as: What works? How can the web be used to enrich collaborative and interactive learning? What is the role of the teacher? What is the cognitive impact of the web? We will examine pedagogical as well as technological issues. In the second session, we will apply what we have learned by designing and testing web-based instructional tools, including a virtual course appropriate for distance learning and a home page to supplement face-to-face instruction.  Students with either limited or advanced Internet skills will find this course useful.
Clifford Stoll, High Tech Heretic (Doubleday, 1999)
Sarah Horton, Web Teaching Guide (Yale University Press, 2000)
Beverly Abbey, ed., Instructional and Cognitive Impacts of Web-Based Education (Idea Group, 2000)
For registration or other information, see the Summer Times or contact the instructor:
Telephone: (360) 867-6872
E-mail: gomezj@evergreen.edu
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