Doorways to Life-Long Learning in a Web-based World

Annette Lamb
University of Southern Indiana

Computer Art

Find the Key


  • Quality Resources
  • Effective Instruction
  • Caring Teachers


Open the Lock


  • NonLinear Access Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Search Strategies
  • Evaluation Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Love of Learning


Slide the Deadbolt


  • Misinformation
  • Information Overload
  • Inequities
  • Ignorance

Eyes on Art

Open the Door!

Web Passageways

General Resources

  • Search Tools
  • Lists of Lists of Links
  • Informational Resources
  • Advertising Resources

Learning Environments

  • Lesson Plans
  • Web-based Curriculum

DIG: Disney's Search Tool for Kids



Cartoon Corner

Web-based Curriculum

Teacher Resources

  • Goals, Objectives, Assessments
  • Lesson Plans & Resources
  • Guidelines for Implementation

Student Resources

  • Informational
  • Instructional
  • Motivational

Blue Webn

Small Planet: Comet Unit

Web-Based Learning

  • Case Studies
  • Experiments & Investigations
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Practice and Testing
  • Simulations
  • Tutorials

Case Study

Invent or use a real situation

Provide background information

  • Pose problems
  • Ask questions
  • Present what if's
  • Expand the case



Inquiry-based learning

  • What do we know now?
  • What do we need to know?
  • How do we find out?

Let's solve it, try it, do it...

The Great Plant Escape

Virtual Field Trip

Explore a place you can't go

  • Too big or small
  • Too far
  • Too dangerous
  • Just unrealistic

Global Learn

Practice & Testing

We think we know it, but we're not sure.....

  • Try guided learning activities
  • Provide practice & feedback
  • Use a variety of testing techniques


Money Game


Simulate a real-world situation

  • Introduce situation
  • Identify a problem
  • Assign roles
  • Provide information & resources
  • Seek and share a solution





Learn something new

  • Provide new information
  • Discuss ideas
  • Explore examples & nonexamples
  • Provide practice & feedback

Piano on the Net

The Creators

  • Teachers
  • Students
  • General Public
  • Museums
  • Companies


Involve Students!

  • Teacher creates, students use
  • Teacher creates, students add to it
  • Students creates, students use
  • Students create, others use

Class History Project

Partners in Learning

Web-Based Learning

  • Consumers
  • Collaborators
  • Creators

Anatomy of Murder

Be a Leader!

Open the Door!

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