Creating a Comprehensive Web-Enhanced Classroom


  • Sharma Pillutla


The introduction of the World Wide Web in 1993 and its subsequent rapid proliferation in all areas of business and education has resulted in the technology being used simply because it is available. Distance education courses have mushroomed the world over. New universities catering primarily to distance education courses have sprung up. In addition, many courses have started using the WWW as an enhancing tool in their technology-mediated classes. This paper discusses one such application of the WWW as an enhancer for an introductory course (Principles of Operations Management). We discuss the theoretical underpinnings that form the basis for creating such an environment. The paper discusses the dual aspects of instructional and delivery methodology and how a web-enhanced classroom addresses these aspects.