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Research news and Comment: The World Wide Web: A Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning?

Research news and Comment: The World Wide Web: A Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning? R ESEARCH NEWS— AND COMMENT- The World Wide Web: A Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning? RONALD D. OWSTON • Does it promote improved learn­ cal screen layout, interactive multime­ othing before has captured the ing? dia learning materials, simplified ac­ N imagination and interest of educa­ • Does it accomplish the above cess to and searching of databases, tors simultaneously around the globe while containing, if not reducing, exponential growth of new resources more than the World Wide Web.1 The around the world, and open technical the per unit costs of education? Web is now causing educators, from standards that allow any modern com­ preschool to graduate school, to re­ These are tough questions—and puter to access the Web are some of the think the very nature of teaching, they apply to K-12 as much as to advantages institutions see in the Web learning, and schooling. Claims have higher education. School and higher to make learning more accessible. been made that the Web can free teach­ education administrators, govern­ Some examples follow of how the Web ing and learning from the physical ments, and the public are demanding is being used today to provide in­ boundaries of classrooms http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Educational Researcher SAGE

Research news and Comment: The World Wide Web: A Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning?

Educational Researcher , Volume 26 (2): 7 – Mar 1, 1997

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0013-189X
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1935-102X
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10.3102/0013189X026002027
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R ESEARCH NEWS— AND COMMENT- The World Wide Web: A Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning? RONALD D. OWSTON • Does it promote improved learn­ cal screen layout, interactive multime­ othing before has captured the ing? dia learning materials, simplified ac­ N imagination and interest of educa­ • Does it accomplish the above cess to and searching of databases, tors simultaneously around the globe while containing, if not reducing, exponential growth of new resources more than the World Wide Web.1 The around the world, and open technical the per unit costs of education? Web is now causing educators, from standards that allow any modern com­ preschool to graduate school, to re­ These are tough questions—and puter to access the Web are some of the think the very nature of teaching, they apply to K-12 as much as to advantages institutions see in the Web learning, and schooling. Claims have higher education. School and higher to make learning more accessible. been made that the Web can free teach­ education administrators, govern­ Some examples follow of how the Web ing and learning from the physical ments, and the public are demanding is being used today to provide in­ boundaries of classrooms

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Published: Mar 1, 1997

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