This book is designed to integrate all aspects of the use and administration of the virtual educational communities known as MOOs (Multiple-user, Object-Oriented environments), where participants can communicate in actual time from great distances. The book's essays are arranged in a practical sequence, eginning with the context and hsitory of MOOs, followed by more technical essays on how to set up and administer a MOO. Subsequent essays discuss applications for the use of MOOs in education and provide theoretical explorations of the nature of MOO communities.Weeks prior to my dissertation defense, Jan and I hosted several training sessions for Pat, Katie, and members of my committee. We met online a Pat from her office in North Carolina and Katie from hers in England a and practiced conversing with one another and queuing questions. Pat and Katie ... Jan and I both prepared manuals for those who needed directions for communicating. People who wereanbsp;...
|Author||:||Cynthia A. Haynes, Jan Rune Holmevik|
|Publisher||:||University of Michigan Press - 2001|