ITC125 Assignment 1


Part 1


My homepage. My target audience are those who just browse - Where's Wally watchers. The preparation of this homepage could not have been done without these references and acknowledgements which I can assure you were greatly appreciated.
My student ID is dsmith, and the URL of the start page for each part of the assignment is:



Part 2


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.