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Type: Essay
Author: Martin Dougiamas
Language: English
Published: June 28, 1999

The reading and writing of text can be taken for granted as an educational tool on the Internet. It is ubiquitous as a means of communication, but there are different ways it can be applied to promote learning, and it can be difficult for a teacher to focus on what sort of thinking they are trying to stimulate in their students. This paper concentrates on the practical application of educational theories of reading and writing, particularly in science education, in order to help the practitioner using the Internet for education. We begin by taking a look at a number of theories about reading and writing, in the context of using them in an Internet environment.
Then we'll examine an experimental technology, Moodle, that was constructed to implement many of these theories and supports online 'classrooms' that use text in a number of ways.

Entry added by Christian Lebe - Monday, June 28, 1999, 12:00 PM
Last updated - Monday, January 11, 2010, 12:08 AM