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Teaching and learning through the WWW(Mgmt. Sci.)

TitleTeaching and learning through the WWW(Mgmt. Sci.)
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication106
Keywordsinternet, internet and UW, internet's effectiveness, WWW
Abstract

The way in which we communicate today is much different than even a few years ago. The means by which we communicate is also very different. With language, literature television, and the recent introduction of the internet, the scope of our communication is evolving at a tremendous speed. The internet has various components such as the World Wide Web (WWW), e-mails, news groups and many more. These components combine to give an unparalleled communications medium. This medium is becoming a convention within many circles including the academic circle. This report investigates the role of the internet within the University of Waterloo. The goal of this report is to determine the internet’s effectiveness on campus and the extent of its use. Specifically, the report looks at the impact the internet has had on teaching and learn for courses taught at the University of Waterloo. Its main focus is the WWW, but some attention will also be given to the use of e-mails and news groups. The format of this report includes a summary of previously published reports which were used as a basis for research, followed by a discussion of the effectiveness and extent of the WWW in many faculties across the University of Waterloo campus. Results, recommendations and conclusions are based on research conducted by students in Management Science 211 in the Spring Term of 1997 under the instruction of Professor Webster and Teaching Assistant Foster Yang… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca