- Faculty (or their designees) post course-related material for students to access and download to desktop workstations if necessary.
- Multi media supported.
- Material may be password protected if necessary to restrict access.
- Faculty member retains the most control.
- Good way to publish material and have it grow and change through the course of a semester; very good for incremental adjustment.
- Use of web browsers becoming part of basic computer literacy.
- Minimal server load to support even large bodies of material.
- An active means of communication: reader must go log on to the Web to see if there is any new information (though some new tools can do the checking for you).
- Difficult (or impossible) for students to submit material for discussion.
- Not as easy to post/publish information as NetNews; some knowledge of html (or appropriate staff) required, as well as server access.
- The default configuration for published material is public, though access restrictions can be put into place relatively easily.
Strategies for Effective Use
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Last modified: 01 February 2012