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Data communications and e-learning

Dixon, M.W., Karlsson, J.M. and McGill, T.J. (2005) Data communications and e-learning. In: Khosrow-Pour, M., (ed.) Encyclopedia of information science and technology, Volume 4. Idea Group, Hershy, PA, USA, pp. 685-690.

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"Information and communications technology (ICT) has increasingly influenced higher education. Computer-based packages and other learning objects provide a useful supplement to students studying conventionally by illustrating aspects of the curriculum. Other packages are directed at aspects of course administration such as automated assessment (for example, see Randolph et al. (2002)). Intially such software and materials played only a supplementary role in course offerings, but this has changed rapidly. For example, Coleman et al. (1998) describe a successful early attempt to replace all lecturing with computer-aided learning ..."

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: Idea Group
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