A few useful links

March 8, 1996

Michael Greenhalgh argues that fine art has a place on the Web but there is no substitute for seeing the real thing.

Education is a development area for the Internet, for several reasons beyond those of cost-saving. Students see that education is better international than parochial: if the aim of education is to open students' minds, then the Internet is a good place to start, since it can give them connections - sometimes interactive ones - to people and ideas all over the world.

* William Westfall (University of Virginia), has mounted a collection of very high quality images of European architecture, to complement his courses, at http://www.lib.virginia.edu/ dic/colls/arh102/index.html * Plenty of help is available on the Web discussing the teaching techniques involved in using the Web, for example at http://lal.cs.byu.edu/people/windley/using.www.to.teach.html * If you would like to run a Web site, Brian Kelly (University of Leeds) has a lot of help on offer: http://info.mcc.ac.uk/CGU/SIMA/handbook/handbook.html * "Universities of the Air" often have broad offerings of units. The University of Texas at Austin has a "World Lecture Hall" at http://www.utexas .edu/world/instruction/index. html offering subjects from accounting to virology * See http://viswiz.gmd.de/ MultimediaInfo/ for a host of links to the various multimedia technologies, from images to how-to-do-its * Important features of the Internet are the skill of the programmers, and their generosity im making clever programs freely available: the "xanim" movie and still player is one of many stars, from http://www. univ-rennes1.fr/ASTRO/fra/ xanim.html * Just to convince ourselves that actual people are involved in all this, we should not forget the possibilities of video conferencing, with a sophisticated set of tools at http://www. cs.ucl.ac. uk/mice/index.html

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