Papers & Workshops



Pedagogical Challenges of the World Wide Web


Dr Tony Fetherston

Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

Increased interest in different methods of teaching and learning at universities coincides with increasing use of the World Wide Web (WWW) to deliver courses to internal and external students. In this paper the author asserts that the use of the WWW poses pedagogical challenges and some of these perceived challenges are presented and discussed. The author also proposes that the debate surrounding the use of the WWW in teaching at university should centre around learning and not technical issues. The learning issues and challenges discussed in this paper include learning approaches, using the technical features of the WWW to learning advantage, assessment, learning to learn and change. The paper concludes that the challenges discussed are not exactly new and are mostly the same challenges that have been present in universities for a long time.
  Presentation Format: 45 min. paper

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000