WebCT and online tutorials: New possibilities for student interaction
AbstractComputer mediated communications technologies are being recommended increasingly within the university environment as a means to enhance flexible delivery and student learning. This paper presents my trial use of the bulletin board within WebCT as a tutorial environment in which to discuss prescribed readings. I investigate whether a computer based tutorial setting can be used as a tool for learning, in addition to being a tool for delivery of information. Specifically, I examine whether online tutorials can be used to encourage students to undertake the readings, distinguish the evidence and arguments of these, and relate the ideas to everyday experience through a discussion with their peers, in an online environment.
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