Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 24, 2001
June 24, 2001
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Web-based Distance Learning Environment Using a Database to Teach Educators about Electronic Media
Rujin Cheng, Tze-Leong Yew, Kurt Gramoll Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering University of Oklahoma
Education continues to change with the availability of new teaching techniques and emerging technology. Over the past few years, the Internet has become an increasingly popular medium for distance learning. This paper describes the distance learning initiative at the University of Oklahoma to help teach and train educators about electronic media. In particular, demonstrated use of an integrated database on a web server presents new opportunities to learn and research teaching methods in an asynchronous perspective. The database allows the development of a large scale-learning environment that can facilitate user tracking, community collaboration, and assessment. In particular, the system coordinates the learning activities of each user to help assist them in understanding ten different media types. The learning methods utilize case studies, tutorials, and concept pages which are independently monitored for user activities. The scope of this paper extends to the front-end and server-side development of the distance-learning site. The paper also examines the different development phases as well as the technologies and software tools used in the building of such a site.
For many years, instructors from different levels of education have used various techniques to educate students from remote locations. With declining budgets for education, many are turning towards technology as a means to reduce time, cost and teaching resources needed to educate students. This has produced a rapid increase in the number of distance learning initiatives on both federal and state level education systems.
The increase in distance learning can be attributed to the growing popularity of the Internet. Deborah Coppula believes that the rapid growth of the Internet is an incentive to change the fundamentals in course design. This change should affect both the structure of the classroom and the educator.
This paper presents research in the development of an online distance-learning site using web- based databases, which was developed at the University of Oklahoma. This asynchronous
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Cheng, R., & Yew, T., & Gramoll, K. (2001, June), Web Based Distance Learning Environment Using A Database To Teach Educators About Electronic Media Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/10010
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