Developing Internet-based Study Materials as Novice Web-designers: Exeperiences of Twelve Sri Lankan Teacher Edcuators
Shironica Goonetilake, Brian Ferry, John Hedberg, Faculty of Education, Unviersity of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia., Australia
Indian Journal of Open Learning Volume 9, Number 3, ISSN 0971-2690 Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University
The communication revolution has stimulated teacher educationinstitutions in many countries in the world to integrate modern technology such as the Internet into their programmes. However, many issues arise in the transition from developing traditional text-based materials to Internet-based study materials. In particular, the difficulties faced by experienced educators in changing from conventional instructional approaches to Web-based instruction. Initially the effects of limited knowledge and skills upon the development of instructional materials that made use of this new technology resulted in the development of limited educational strategies. However, as the experience levels rose, the design of learning experiences became more inventive. This paper focuses on the experiences of twleve Sri Lankan teacher educators as they developed Internet-based study materials, while undergoing specialised postgraduate training at the University of Wollongong, Australia. As experienced teacher educators, yet novices to the Internet, each of them developed a Web study guide, targeting Sri Lankan teacher trainees. The study analysed the ways in whch the educators transformed informatiqn, the design pattern adopted, and the issues they faced.
Goonetilake, S., Ferry, B. & Hedberg, J. (2000). Developing Internet-based Study Materials as Novice Web-designers: Exeperiences of Twelve Sri Lankan Teacher Edcuators. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 9(3), 319-338. Indira Gandhi National Open University.