Authors : Usang Usang Bassey
Abstract: The premise of this study is that the effectiveness of web in contributing to learning will be a function of web-model alignment and the appropriateness of the model to a particular learning situation. It further examines the usefulness and impact of the internet in advancing research, learning and teaching abilities and techniques of the researchers, teachers and students, respectively. The literature tends to use the following words interchangeably: online education and web-based education, web based teaching and resources, web assisted learning and web mediated learning; virtual learning environments, online courses and web-based courses. The researchers are using two terms in a more specific manner. Online education means the use of an integrated and global accessible collection of teaching materials for the attainment of course objectives. These teaching materials could be used to augment a campus based traditional class or for a web-based course. Web-based education means the most extreme form of online education that uses streaming videos and the more advanced functionalities available in educational software and where there is no actual face to face contact between the teacher, student and the researcher.
Usang Usang Bassey , 2011. Web Based Materials for Teaching and Research. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 10: 277-280.