An intricate web - designing and authoring a web-based course

Reynolds, P.A. and Harper, Joyce and Mason, R. and Cox, M.J. and Eaton, K.A. (2008) An intricate web - designing and authoring a web-based course. British Dental Journal, 204 (9). pp. 519-524. ISSN 0007-0610. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The Internet offers a great opportunity to deliver dental education in new ways. However, to achieve the maximum benefit from this medium, it is necessary to understand its strengths and weaknesses and, above all, not to lose sight of the key principle that in education it is the message and not the messenger (the content and not the medium) that should be given priority. After a brief introduction, this paper considers the principles of designing online programmes. It stresses the need for ensuring that students have easy access to the materials that have been designed and then describes `learning objects' and virtual learning environments (VLEs). It concludes that with some notable exceptions, dental educators have hardly begun to grasp the benefits of web-based teaching and learning.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Maureen Cook
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2010 17:07
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2014 13:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15614 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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