including extensive computer research, especially online, often does not turn
out as originally planned. As shown by the HTML tutoring sessions, teamwork in a computerised
environment gathers a certain momentum which is lacking in non-computerised
classrooms. Concepts and plans are not altered or revised nearly as often in
conventional classrooms compared to computerised ones. Why is this the case?
- In a
non-computerised class, the teacher is often the most important source of
information. Thus, working depends on the information held by each individual
person. This level, is of course, limited.
overwhelming flood of information that can be found on the Internet, and the
well-developed opportunities to communicate constantly confront the students with
new ideas, facts and structures, which become part of their work.
- The computer
provides the searching person with media that is either completely or
partially unavailable when one is doing research without a computer.
- The teacher
often establishes a certain pattern for the research. While you are working
autonomously online, the computer cannot give you instructions.
research features additional information and alternative solutions, even if
the student does very specific research.
- Due to research
opportunities that are general rapid and efficient and that are not dependent
on time, the searching person is more likely to extend his or her research
and to take other solutions into account.
- The exchange of
gained information is also faster and not dependent on time. Therefore,
information can be discussed and internalised by all group members immediately.
Finally, projects using the Internet lead to a more dynamic kind of
work—and to capabilities that today are a great advantage on the labour
market. Additionally, translators and interpreters should not underestimate
this element, for they often have to orientate themselves in a completely new
way during their professional life. So why not make use of those
opportunities and support them already at the FASK? A rise in dynamics can
mean an enormous increase in