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Is the Internet helping to create learning environments?

John C. Butler (John C. Butler is a Professor of Geosciences and an Associate Dean in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, at the University of Houston, Texas, USA.)

Campus-Wide Information Systems

ISSN: 1065-0741

Publication date: 1 May 2000


An environment in which learning is facilitated is multidimensional. On one axis is the content producer/deliverer and on another is a learner. Regardless of the other axes, a learning environment requires a set of interactions between the former and the latter and the flow of information can be in either direction. What do the producers/deliverers need in order to use Internet‐based resources as part of their “bag of tricks” to build a learning environment? What are the expectations, skill sets and experiences of the learners? This note reflects the author’s experiences over a four‐year time span in attempting to answer the question raised in the title.



Butler, J.C. (2000), "Is the Internet helping to create learning environments?", Campus-Wide Information Systems, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 44-49.




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