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In search of the virtual class : education in an information society, John Tiffin and Lalita Rajasingham

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In search of the virtual class : education in an information society
Title
In search of the virtual class
Title remainder
education in an information society
Statement of responsibility
John Tiffin and Lalita Rajasingham
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Language
eng
Summary
In a challenging yet enlightening exploration of the demands of a new era, In Search of the Virtual Class presents a vision of what education and training could become as information technology develops. As industrial societies transform to become information societies, our educational structures are threatened; today's classroom--designed to prepare students for life in the industrial world of old--must adjust to prepare them for life in tomorrow's society. Around the world there is a growing crisis in education. There has to be a better way of learning. Authors John Tiffin and Lalita Rajasingham examine the nature of the classroom as a remarkably powerful communication system, irreplaceable even today by alternative communication technology, such as educational television or computer-assisted instruction. Yet they point to a future possibility, contingent on the further development of information superhighways, which could offer a serious alternative to the classroom. The authors predict a union of technologies, ranging from virtual reality and artificial intelligence to fiber optics, resulting in a genuine technological revolution and the emergence of a serious alternative and/or complement to the conventional classroom--what the authors call a "virtual class." Not merely a theoretical project, In Search of the Virtual Class compiles action research which seeks to implement a class by the year 2001. This controversial work brings light to a pressing subject which concerns us all and will prove an immense contribution to our understanding of the era to come. --Publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tiffin, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1044.84
LC item number
.T54 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rajasingham, Lalita
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman College
  • Telecommunication in education
  • Distance education
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Virtual reality in education
  • Communication in education
  • Telecomunicaciones en educación
  • Educación a distancia
  • Ensen̋anza con ayuda de computadores
  • Realidad virtual en educación
  • Comunicación en educación
  • Education
  • Communication in education
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Distance education
  • Telecommunication in education
  • Virtual reality in education
  • Onderwijs
  • Virtuele werkelijkheid
  • Computerunterstütztes Lernen
  • Cyberspace
  • Informationsgesellschaft
  • Pädagogik
Label
In search of the virtual class : education in an information society, John Tiffin and Lalita Rajasingham
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [192]-197) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The vision -- 2. Education is communication -- 3. In a class of its own -- 4. The writing on the wall -- 5. Roads to the virtual class -- 6. Telelearning in cyberspace -- 7. Virtual reality -- 8. The virtual class -- 9. Think global -- 10. Act local
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780415115568
Lccn
95213637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33403195
  • (OCoLC)ocm33403195
Label
In search of the virtual class : education in an information society, John Tiffin and Lalita Rajasingham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [192]-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The vision -- 2. Education is communication -- 3. In a class of its own -- 4. The writing on the wall -- 5. Roads to the virtual class -- 6. Telelearning in cyberspace -- 7. Virtual reality -- 8. The virtual class -- 9. Think global -- 10. Act local
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780415115568
Lccn
95213637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33403195
  • (OCoLC)ocm33403195

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