Learning And Teaching On The World Wide Web

Hardcover | March 21, 2001

byChristopher R. WolfeEditorChristopher R. Wolfe

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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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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 ...

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The World Wide Web has had a significant impact on learning and teaching since it was created. Forty percent of college courses now list Web resources in the syllabus, and more than a quarter have their own Web page. This book draws from a broad range of psychological theory and research to create an "intra-disciplinary" perspective on...

Christopher R. Wolfe is director of Quantitative Researching and Instructional Computing at Miami University. He is also an officer of the Society for Computers in Psychology and founding editor of the Dragonfly Web Pages, an award winning Web site for science and children.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:278 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:March 21, 2001Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0127618910

ISBN - 13:9780127618913

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Table of Contents

Contributors.
About the Authors.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
C.R. Wolfe,Learning and Teaching on the World Wide Web.
V.F. Reyna, C.J. Brainerd, J. Effken, R. Bootzin, and F.J. Lloyd,The Psychology of Human-Computer Mismatches.
M.D. Anderson,Individual Characteristics and Web-Based Courses.
M.A. Britt and G.L. Gabrys,Teaching Advanced Literacy Skills for the World Wide Web.
C.R. Wolfe,Creating Informal Learning Environments on the World Wide Web.
L.W. Sherman,Cooperative Learning and Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Experiences.
G. Riva,From Real to Virtual Communities: Cognition, Knowledge, and Interaction in the World Wide Web.
N. Hammond and A. Trapp,How Can the Web Support the Learning of Psychology?
C.H. Jazwinski,Gender Identities on the World Wide Web.
J. Morahan-Martin,Caught in the Web: Research and Criticism of Internet Abuse with Application to College Students.
A.N. Joinson and T. Buchanan,Doing Educational Research on the Internet.
J. Wiley and J.W. Schooler,The Mental Web: Pedagogical and Cognitive Implications of the Net.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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"...the chapters... explore many interesting theoretical avenues and practical issues concerning the Internet experience..."
-APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY