The World Wide Web as an Instructional Tool

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Science  18 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5286, pp. 371-372
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5286.371


The Internet—and its graphically attractive application, the World Wide Web (WWW)—is potentially a powerful educational tool. Barrie and Presti discuss three ways in which the WWW can be profitably used in education: as a giant encyclopedia, as a virtual classroom, and as a supplement to conventional courses.