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New Technologies in the Politics Classroom: Using Internet Classrooms to Support Teaching and Learning

Lee, Donna (2003) New Technologies in the Politics Classroom: Using Internet Classrooms to Support Teaching and Learning. Politics, 23 (1). pp. 66-73. ISSN 0263-3957. (doi:10.1111/1467-9256.00181) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:38121)

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This article introduces some ideas about using internet classrooms to enrich the experience of those learning and teaching politics. It draws and reflects upon my three-year experience of using inter- net classrooms to teach politics in optional and compulsory politics undergraduate modules, providing critical evaluation of the successes and problems involved. Much of what the article dis- cusses can be applied to most, if not all, politics modules and will be useful to those wishing to use new technologies to support active learning strategies in their undergraduate teaching. The article is based on personal experience and student evaluations, rather than any rigorous research of learning outcomes. As such, I do not set out to prove that using internet classrooms has pedagogical advantages over using only traditional methods, and I am not arguing a case for or against using either.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/1467-9256.00181
Uncontrolled keywords: virtual learning environments, pedagogy, learning technologies, political science, international studies
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Donna Lee
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 21:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:14 UTC
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