In Search of the Virtual Class: Education in an Information Society

In Search of the Virtual Class: Education in an Information Society

by Lalita Rajasingham, John Tiffin
     
 

In a challenging yet enlightening exploration of the demands of a new era, In Search of the Virtual Class presents a vision of what education and training could become as information technology develops. Authors John Tiffin and Lalita Rajasingham examine the nature of

the classroom as a remarkably powerful communication system, irreplaceable even today by

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Overview

In a challenging yet enlightening exploration of the demands of a new era, In Search of the Virtual Class presents a vision of what education and training could become as information technology develops. Authors John Tiffin and Lalita Rajasingham examine the nature of

the classroom as a remarkably powerful communication system, irreplaceable even today by alternative communication technology, such as educational television or computer-assisted instruction. Yet they point to a future possibility, contingent on the further development of information

superhighways, which could offer a serious alternative to the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415115568
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1The vision1
2Education is communication19
3In a class of its own48
4The writing on the wall71
5Roads to the virtual class87
6Telelearning in cyberspace102
7Virtual reality126
8The virtual class142
9Think global161
10Act local172
Notes188
Bibliography192
Index198

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