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A spider in the web: new challenges for teachers in higher education
2006 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Web-based platforms have emerged as an educational opportunity for universities. This article discusses the stepwise changes taken by Luleå University of Technology from being a local and regional university mainly offering courses and programs to campus students to becoming an actor in distance education. Since the teacher has to give up face-to-face contact with students, pedagogical methods and course designs are more in focus than traditional teaching. Learning becomes more important than teaching and asynchronous group collaboration becomes a new feature in the students learning process. This paper presents the road to a common educational platform at the university and gives some examples of how this platform can be used in different situations. Taking the web-based platform on board in daily work has been a relatively smooth process, even if the role of the teacher is challenged and has to be reshaped into something new.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006.
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35195Local ID: 9a02d080-ec0c-11db-88eb-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-35195DiVA: diva2:1008447
Conference
World Congress on Computer Science, Engineering and Technology Education : 19/03/2006 - 22/03/2006
Note
Godkänd; 2006; 20111025 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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