Internet, education, and the web

Elias N. Houstis, Anupam Joshi, Mikhail Atallah, Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ahmed Elmagarmid

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Abstract

With the evolving Global Information Infrastructure (GII), we are witnessing the start of a revolution in information technology that has the potential to impact the form and structure of the University beyond anything we can currently imagine. The way we search for knowledge and information is undergoing a profound change. This technology and its future evolution has the potential of making Internet based telelearning the new educational paradigm at local and global levels. In this paper, we expound on characteristics of this educational paradigm that make it different from traditional video based distance learning. These include interactivity, multimedia, self paced speed, exam-on-demand, programmed educational modules covering different aspects of the same topic at varying levels of difficulty, adaptivity, and usefulness for learning disabled students. We present software tools based on WWW that can be used as teaching aids. They provide an integrated 'notebook' interface for information access as well as computation. Some of the authors are involved offering a 'virtual' section of an introductory programming course this semester, which shall be briefly described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages27-32
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, WET ICE'96 - Stanford, CA, USA
Duration: 19 Jun 199621 Jun 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, WET ICE'96
CityStanford, CA, USA
Period19/6/9621/6/96

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Houstis, E. N., Joshi, A., Atallah, M., Weerawarana, S., & Elmagarmid, A. (1996). Internet, education, and the web. 27-32. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 5th Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, WET ICE'96, Stanford, CA, USA, .