The Dark Side of the Web

Claire Bradin Siskin
University of Pittsburgh

Language teachers typically go through 3 stages as they start using the World Wide Web:

The purpose of this page is NOT to discourage anyone from using the WWW in their language classes. Rather, it is to help teachers to proceed from "Frustration" to "Acceptance" in as painless a manner as possible.



Tips for Using the Web with a Class



I. Pluses

II. Minuses

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III. Tips for Using the Web with a Language Class

IV. Recommendations

See: Bandwidth Conservation Society

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V. Additional References:


Bush, Michael. (1996). "Internet Mania." http://moliere.byu.edu/web.htm

Diaz, David. (2002). "Delivering Web-Based Multimedia Using CD/Web Hybrids." http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=963

Higgins, Chris. (1996). "The WWW for Instruction: Three Types of Activities and Projects." IALL Journal, Volume 29, Number 1, pp. 71-76.

Kiernann, Vincent. (2002). "Nebraska Researchers Measure the Extent of 'Link Rot' in Distance Education." Chronicle of Higher Education April 10, 2002: http://chronicle.com/free/2002/04/2002041001u.htm

Klaas, Brian. (2001). "Streaming Media in the Last Mile." http://www.syllabus.com/summer2001/proceedings2.asp?proceeding_code=66

Kyrnin, Jennifer. Link Rot "Are You a Culprit?

Useful Links in Teaching with the WWW

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Copyright 1997 Claire Bradin Siskin. Permission is granted to copy and distribute this text for educational non-profit use only. This text may not be mirrored (copied onto another website) without my permission.


Last modified: May 4, 2002

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