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Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 08:27:56 -0000
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Computer-Mediated Communication

Detailed introduction and tips on how to set up asynchronous and synchronous communications

Computer-Mediated Communication Resources

Excellent list of resources on CMC

Computer-Mediated Communication Resources

Contains links to articles related to communication over the web

The Electronic Journal of Communication

Special issue on cmc as a teaching method

How-To Guides for Computer-Mediated Communication

Links to practical information on numerous areas for establishing computer-mediated communications


American Distance Education Consortium - Virtual Universities

ADEC page on virtual universities - site also includes links to online resources and courseware tools

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Colloquy on Virtual Universities

Opinion articles and reader discussion on accreditation of virtual universities

Generic Elements of Successful Virtual Universities

This article addresses some of the generic issues surrounding the development of virtual universities

AIR - Virtual Universities

Links from the US Association for Institutional Research

Virtual Universities: Are They for You?

Reports on research investigating the development of virtual universities from a students point of view

Jonathan Foster
Computer Based Collaborative Group Work Project & Centre for the Study of Networked Learning (CSNL)
Department of Educational Studies
University of Sheffield
Western Bank
S10 2TN
Tel: +44 (0)114-222 8156
Fax: +44 (0)114-279 6236

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