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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author De Villiers, Gabrielle Joy
Email gaby@postino.up.ac.za
URN etd-03122002-093248
Document Title Asynchronous web-based technologies to support learning
Degree MA (Information Science)
Department Information Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof JC Cronjé
Keywords
  • web-based classrooms
  • web-based learning
  • educational web sites
  • collaborative learning
  • undergraduates
  • children
  • learners' characteristics
  • course management systems
  • postgraduates
  • adult learning
  • web-based technologies
Date 2001-09-07
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This dissertation reports on an investigation into three web-based technologies to determine their usefulness and the extent to which they support learning. The study comprises three case studies, each examining a separate web-based technology, suitable for diverse groups of learners in terms of age group and background. The main contribution is to determine for whom and how these technologies could be used, with the intention of providing a systematic structure of web-learning possibilities for learners of different ages (children, undergraduates and postgraduates) and types of teaching (contact teaching and distance learning).

It was found that web-based technologies could support learning. Their usefulness depends on how the instructional design addresses the different aspects of web-based learning, and whether or not the course and web-based material match the characteristics/needs of the target group.

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