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Learning and Teaching on the World Wide Web : Volume - - Christopher R Wolfe

Learning and Teaching on the World Wide Web

Volume -

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9780127618913
Number Of Pages: 278

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This book is about using the Internet as a teaching tool. It starts with the psychology of the learner and looks at how best to fit technology to the student, rather than the other way around. The authors include leading authorities in many areas of psychology, and the book takes a broad look at learners as people. Thus, it includes a wide range of materials from how the eye "reads" moving graphs on a Web page to how people who have never met face-to-face can interact on the Internet and create "communities" of learners. The book considers many Internet technologies, but focuses on the World Wide Web and new "hybrid" technologies that integrate the Web with other communications technologies. This book is essential to researchers is psychology and education who are interested in learning. It is also used in college and graduate courses in departments of psychology and educational psychology. Teachers and trainers at any level who are using technology in their teaching (or thinking about it) find this book very useful.
Key Features
* Distinguished authors with considerable expertise in their fields
* Broad "intra-disciplinary" perspective on learning and teaching on the Web
* Focus on the Web and emerging Web-based technologies
* Special attention to conducting educational research on-line
* Emphasis on the Social and Psychological Context
* Analyses of effective Web-based learning resources
* Firmly grounded in contemporary psychological research and theory

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"...the chapters in Learning and Teaching on the World Wide Web explore many interesting theoretical avenues and practical issues concerning the Internet experience..." -APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Contributorsp. xiii
About the Authorsp. xv
Prefacep. xxiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
Learning and Teaching on the World Wide Web
From 3 Rs to 3 Ws?p. 1
Web-Based Learning and Demands on the Learnerp. 3
The Psychology of the Learner and Web-Based Learningp. 5
Psychological Dimensions of the Web and Web-Based Learningp. 11
On-line Research on Web-Based Learningp. 15
Structure and Organizationp. 19
Conclusionsp. 20
Referencesp. 21
The Psychology of Human-Computer Mismatches
Human-Computer Mismatches: A Framework for Assessmentp. 23
Research Agendap. 25
Dilemmas in the Application of Learning Technologiesp. 26
Teaching Hemodynamics: An Empirical Examplep. 35
Referencesp. 41
Individual Characteristics and Web-Based Courses
Presentation Mediump. 47
Characteristics of the Individualp. 47
Malleability of Individual Characteristicsp. 57
Characteristics of Experiencep. 59
Salient Elements of Web-Based Course Designp. 61
Interactive Model of Learner Characteristics and Web-Based Coursesp. 65
Conclusionsp. 67
Referencesp. 68
Teaching Advanced Literacy Skills for the World Wide Web
Literacy Skills for Internet Usersp. 74
Teaching Advanced Literacy Skillsp. 82
Conclusionsp. 88
Referencesp. 89
Creating Informal Learning Environments on the World Wide Web
Informal Educationp. 92
The Nature of the Webp. 93
The Dragonfly Web Pagesp. 95
Principles Guiding the Dragonfly Web Pagesp. 102
Strategies for Creating Informal Learning Environments on the Webp. 107
Referencesp. 110
Cooperative Learning and Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Experiences
Introductionp. 113
The Influence of Kurt Lewin: A Brief Historyp. 114
Cooperative Learningp. 118
Technologyp. 122
Conclusionsp. 126
Referencesp. 127
From Real to Virtual Communities: Cognition, Knowledge, and Interaction in the World Wide Web
Introductionp. 131
Cognitions in the Net: A Networked Approach to Knowledgep. 133
Communication in the Net: A Psychosocial Approach to CMCp. 137
Community in the Net: Creating Shared Contextual Meaningp. 142
Conclusionsp. 147
Referencesp. 148
How Can the Web Support the Learning of Psychology?
Introductionp. 153
Educational Theory and Web-Based Learningp. 154
Ways of Using the Web in Learning Psychologyp. 158
Summary and Conclusionsp. 165
Referencesp. 168
Gender Identities on the World Wide Web
Introductionp. 171
Virtual Social Interactionp. 174
Virtual Genderp. 179
Conclusions and Future Directionsp. 184
Referencesp. 186
Caught in the Web: Research and Criticism of Internet Abuse With Application to College Students
Introductionp. 191
Research on Internet Abusep. 193
Explanations for Internet Abuse: Characteristics of Internet Abusersp. 198
Explanations for Internet Abuse: Characteristics of the Internetp. 199
Internet Abuse: Symptom, Cause, or Effect?p. 204
College Students and Internet Use and Abusep. 210
Conclusionsp. 214
Referencesp. 216
Doing Educational Research on the Internet
Doing Research on the Webp. 221
Behavior on the Internet and Educationp. 226
Internet Behavior and Educational Material Designp. 231
Conclusions and New Horizonsp. 236
Referencesp. 240
The Mental Web: Pedagogical and Cognitive Implications of the Net
Introductionp. 243
Differences between the Web and Classroom Learning Contextsp. 244
Differences between Web Learning and Textbook Learningp. 246
Future Researchp. 250
The Web as an Extension of the Mindp. 254
Referencesp. 257
Author Indexp. 259
Subject Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780127618913
ISBN-10: 0127618910
Series: Educational Psychology (Academic)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1st March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 15.98  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.61