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Supporting arts and science communities on-line

Mohamed, R. and Ferguson, J.D. and Weir, G.R.S. and Wilson, J. and Cameron, S. (2002) Supporting arts and science communities on-line. In: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications Proceedings (ED-MEDIA 2002). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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Abstract

This paper examines the use of the Web to support continuing professional development (CPD). It outlines the factors driving the adoption of CPD and highlights areas where the Web can aid in the development of successful professional communities. A survey examining the use of the Internet to support professionals working in the domains of the Arts and Science is presented. The study reviews twenty four sites for the presence and degree of adoption of several key features including: - community building, range and value of content, user friendliness and guidance, sophistication of employed Web technology.