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

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

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