Increased importance of Internet
- The Web is used to convey information alone to the learner, for example, a course syllabus, a calendar, assignment descriptions, lecture notes, workshop descriptions, etc;
- The Web is used to involve instructional elements that engage the learner, encourage reflection and decision making and provide feedback in response to learner actions;
- The Web is used to provide a means for the organization, communication and exchange of ideas and information among learners and teachers and other parties in the learning process;
- The Web is used as a means for learners to create and publish materials and as a tool for gathering and collecting information and presenting that information in a published form.