Learning Tools

Written by Paul Siegel

The Internet is a network for learning, not merely a means for disseminating information. During its early days, most activity was oriented towardsrepparttar dissemination of information. But as repparttar 134700 Net developed, greater emphasis was placed on learning. Today we are seeingrepparttar 134701 sprouting of dynamic learning tools. Inrepparttar 134702 future, broadband will allow real video for even better learning.


Atrepparttar 134703 beginning, almost every website offered information of some sort. The information was presented as:

> FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions were ubiquitous. Sometimes these FAQs listed user questions, But mostly, website owners concoctedrepparttar 134704 questions and presentedrepparttar 134705 answers. Fortunately, repparttar 134706 use of FAQs has decreased considerably, except perhaps on product support pages

> CHECK LISTS - Soonrepparttar 134707 lists became more useful. They indicated things to be considered in planning, buying, designing, building, maintaining or doing specific tasks

> PICTURES - Pictures were originally included on some sites as decoration. But more and more they are now used to provide information: officers of a company, sightseeing locations, images of products

> DRAWINGS AND CHARTS - Drawings were used to explain products. Charts were used a great deal byrepparttar 134708 financial community to depict financial events

> ARTICLES - We soon realized that lists and illustrations are not enough. We began to write articles on every aspect of repparttar 134709 Internet and on every aspect ofrepparttar 134710 products and services we were selling. Today we are inrepparttar 134711 "age of articles". They are everywhere


After a few years onrepparttar 134712 Net, more people realized that a website should not present information but enable visitors to learn. They realized that visitor learning isrepparttar 134713 key.

Visitors learned directly fromrepparttar 134714 website or through experts related to or visitingrepparttar 134715 website. Inrepparttar 134716 latter category are:

> EXPERT SITES - A visitor asks a question or presents a problem and an expert replies

> DISCUSSION BOARDS - A continous discussion of issues or problems in a given field

> MAILING LISTS - Similar to Discussion Boards, but executed via email

Discussion boards and mailing lists have an additional virtue: They enablerepparttar 134717 building of a community (deserving of a separate article).

To learn directly fromrepparttar 134718 website, we have used:

> QUIZES - The questions on a given quiz enabledrepparttar 134719 quiz taker to determine aptitude for art or business, to discover whether he needed a product or service, or to assess his status with regards to insurance or investment

Web Source Web Design Tips - Highlighting Free for All Links

Written by Shelley Lowery

You can userepparttar code below to highlight your link in some free for all sites. This code will not work on all free for all sites, but if you scroll downrepparttar 134699 page and see some links already highlighted, you'll know it works. Instead of typing in your web address, placerepparttar 134700 code below, with your web address, intorepparttar 134701 free for all form.

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