The Web as process tool and product environment for group-based project work in higher education

Betty Collis, Toine Andernach, N.M. van Diepen

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This paper discusses problems confronting the use of group-based project work as an instructional strategy in higher education, and describes two technical courses (i.e., courses in online learning and applications of business information technology) at the University of Twente (Netherlands) in which course-specific World Wide Web environments are used both as tools for group-process support and as the product environment of the project work. The focus is on Web-embedded shared workspace, communication management, evaluation tools, and their contribution to the management of group-based project work. It is argued the both pedagogical and technical strategies are needed for efficient and effective support of group-based project work in higher education. A table highlights particular strengths of the courses in relation to persistent problems in the educational deployment of group-based project work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWebNet 96 : World Conference of the Web Society
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings, San Francisco, USA, October 15-19, 1996
EditorsHermann Maurer
Place of PublicationCharlottesville, VA
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
ISBN (Print)1-880094-24-X
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 1996
EventWorld Conference of the Web Society, WebNet 1996 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 15 Oct 199619 Oct 1996


ConferenceWorld Conference of the Web Society, WebNet 1996
Abbreviated titleWebNet
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


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  • IR-18727


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