Overview for Network based Teaching and Learning
The rapid growth of the internet, and of the materials available online, offers great opportunity to make education more widely available and to enhance the learning experience of us all. The internet is bound to become an inseparable part of all the educational systems in the new millennium. In developed world it has already become an indispensable part without which the educational system canâ€™t function. The net-based education system provides an integrated and distributed hypermedia information environment for the academic community. In this environment, instructors can construct course material and prepare some learning assistance for learners; learners can access course material and participate in online and off-line discussion using web browsers. The book is intended both as a broad review of ongoing and planned applications of the internet and tools in education, and as an analysis of key technical and educational issues-as well as broader social issues-that these applications highlight. We hope that this book will stimulate discussions regarding the costs and benefits of net technologies in teaching and learning, the varied models these technologies offer for providing education, and the changing relationships between traditional institutions of education and a new generation of providers.
R.C. Krishnamurthy (Author)
R.C. Krishnamurthy, an eminent scholar in computer science and information technology is renowned for his teachings on educational technology. His teachings and research interests have centred on virtual educational methods, implementation of ICT technologies in education and distance education. He is a visiting professor to many higher educational institutions in India and abroad, to teach information technology related subjects. He is a member of the administrative boards of several professional educational institutions. In recognition of his diverse accomplishments, Professor Ramamurthy has honoured by many educational institutions and universities. Conversant in India, Professor Ramamurthy has widely travelled and presented multiple lectures and conducted numerous classes in college and university campuses across the world.