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ComWeb: An electronic classroom for teaching computer literacy

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Computers & Education Volume 29, Number 4, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


We have developed an electronic classroom environment based on an analog/digital hybrid network, ComWeb. This environment supplements traditional methods of presentation by providing powerful communication tools between the students and the teacher directed from the instructor's workstation. The instructor can access every student's workstation at any time to monitor the student's work or to transmit information from any source. ComWeb has facilities for individual and group supervision. It can be adapted for teaching deaf or hard of hearing students in a mainstream environment. We describe the implementation of a ComWeb-based classroom at our site. The performance of students in conventional sections of a computer literacy course is compared with that in a section using ComWeb. For most of the material, performance of students in the ComWeb based section was markedly superior.


Kress, M., Gordonov, A., Blank, A. & Moroh, M. (1997). ComWeb: An electronic classroom for teaching computer literacy. Computers & Education, 29(4), 181-187. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved March 24, 2023 from .

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