ITC125 Assignment 1
My target audience are those who just browse - Where's Wally watchers.
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My student ID is dsmith, and the URL of the start page for each part of the
The topic I selected is "Computer Assisted Learning".
The results of my searches are:
Firstly I used www.metacrawler.com with the syntax computer+assisted+
learning (option all) and got 62 hits. The first 20 hits were all journal sites
in various areas, eg. dentistry, veterinary education, where computer
assisted learning journal/tutorials can be obtained.
I was given the option to research computer assisted learning in an
Electric Library, through the Infonautics Network
http://www.elibrary.com/ where I limited my search results to 150 hits
and 99 were obtained for text documents.
I then defined my search for using http://www.encyclopedia.com/
with the phrase computer assisted learning and got 20 hits.
I further requested a search of Newsgroups following on from above and received
hits using the syntax computer assisted learning. I got 10 hits which I
am unable to produce for you due to computer malfunction. This search concentrated
on each word used, not as a phrase. One site was a depression support group and
there was only one referring to computer assisted courses avaiable.
Through OVID using ERIC database and the syntax computer
assisted learning, 466 hits were made. I limited the search to
ERIC Digests for the years 1996 to 2000 and did not get any hits.
Another search engine used was http://search.cnet.com/. Syntax used was
computer assisted learning. The search was limited to the category Science and Technology.
369 hits were obtained. The first 10 sites covered learning tools for children, a University's
distance education learning initiative, and resources for teachers, just to name a few.
My final search was using the Newsgroup search engine http://www.forumone.com/,
using the phrase computer assisted learning. 5674 hits were made for forum areas
matching my search. These forums were not all computer based.