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Network-Based Classrooms : Promises and Realities - Bertram C. Bruce

Network-Based Classrooms

Promises and Realities

By: Bertram C. Bruce (Editor), Joy Kreeft Peyton (Editor), Trent Batson (Editor)

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Published: 8th November 1993
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Students in network-based classrooms converse in writing through the use of communications software on local-area computer networks. Through the electronic medium they are immersed in a writing community--one that supports new forms of collaboration, authentic purposes for writing, writing across the curriculum, and new social relations in the classroom. The potential for collaborative and participatory learning in these classrooms is enormous. The book examines an important type of network-based classroom known as ENFI (Electronic Networks For Interaction). Teachers have set up ENFI or similar classrooms in elementary and secondary schools and at more than a hundred colleges and universities. In these settings, teaching and learning have been dramatically transformed, but the new technology has brought with it difficulties and surprises. The process of creating such a classroom raises important questions about the meaning and the realities of educational change.

"...presents an important contribution that will facilitate future explorations of network-based classrooms." Sibylle Gruber, Computers and Composition

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Studying the Re-Creation of Innovations
Innovation and social change
A situated evaluation of ENFI
Understanding the multiple threads of network-based classrooms
Pulling together the threads: themes and issues in the network-based classroom
Creating the Network-Based Classroom
The origins of ENFI
Student authority and teacher freedom CMarshall Kremers
Script writing on a computer network
Seeing students as writers
The origins of ENFI, network theory, and computer-based collaborative writing instruction at the University of Texas
Why write - together- concurrently on a computer network?
One ENFI path
Institutionalizing ENFI
Assessing Outcomes Across Realizations
'I'm talking about Allen Bloom': writing on the network
Designing a writing assessment to support the goals of the project
References
Further reading
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521457026
ISBN-10: 0521457025
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 8th November 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45