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Doing education research on the Internet

Joinson, Adam and Buchanan, Tom (2001). Doing education research on the Internet. In: Wolfe, C. R. ed. Learning and teaching on the World Wide Web. The Educational Psychology Series. San Diego, USA: Academic Press Inc (London) Ltd, pp. 221–242.

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Abstract

Description of book: This book is about using the Internet as a teaching tool. It starts with the psychology of the learner and looks at how best to fit technology to the student, rather than the other way around. The authors include leading authorities in many areas of psychology, and the book takes a broad look at learners as people. Thus, it includes a wide range of materials from how the eye "reads" moving graphs on a Web page to how people who have never met face-to-face can interact on the Internet and create "communities" of learners. The book considers many Internet technologies, but focuses on the World Wide Web and new "hybrid" technologies that integrate the Web with other communications technologies. This book is essential to researchers is psychology and education who are interested in learning. It is also used in college and graduate courses in departments of psychology and educational psychology. Teachers and trainers at any level who are using technology in their teaching (or thinking about it) find this book very useful.
Contents:
Contributors.
About the Authors.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
C.R. Wolfe, Learning and Teaching on the World Wide Web.
V.F. Reyna, C.J. Brainerd, J. Effken, R. Bootzin, and F.J. Lloyd, The Psychology of Human-Computer Mismatches.
M.D. Anderson, Individual Characteristics and Web-Based Courses.
M.A. Britt and G.L. Gabrys, Teaching Advanced Literacy Skills for the World Wide Web.
C.R. Wolfe, Creating Informal Learning Environments on the World Wide Web.
L.W. Sherman, Cooperative Learning and Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Experiences.
G. Riva, From Real to Virtual Communities: Cognition, Knowledge, and Interaction in the World Wide Web.
N. Hammond and A. Trapp, How Can the Web Support the Learning of Psychology?
C.H. Jazwinski, Gender Identities on the World Wide Web.
J. Morahan-Martin, Caught in the Web: Research and Criticism of Internet Abuse with Application to College Students.
A.N. Joinson and T. Buchanan, Doing Educational Research on the Internet.
J. Wiley and J.W. Schooler, The Mental Web: Pedagogical and Cognitive Implications of the Net.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-12-761891-0, 978-0-12-761891-3
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 648
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/648
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