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Table 1.

Common use of the web pages in 3 groups of educational organization.

The values show the percentage of each group displaying the functions listed.

FUNCTION OR ACTIVITY

university

highschool

other

Basic information about the institution (aims, admin. etc)

100

100

100

       
Coursework      
basic information on courses available

100

31

36

class or lecture notes

30

0

21

self-assessment or learning package, homework online

60

13

14

raw data online (image collections, numerical data etc)

40

0

14

       
Access to online resources (more detail in separate table)      
number of WWW links provided <5

0

25

0

5-20

10

38

14

>20

80

25

50

direct links to large professional WWW information banks, including libraries

90

31

50

links to other WWW resources

70

81

64

       
Access to non-internet resources      
links to LAN or intranet apparent or inferred

70

13

7

bibliographic lists etc., provided

40

6

14

       
Search facility provided      
internal search of own pages

10

6

14

link to general WWW search engine (Lycos, Yahoo etc)

30

6

21

link to subject-specific search engine (GIS etc)

10

0

14

       
Direct contact      
participation in group scheme (class linkups etc.)

0

38

50

provision of forms

0

6

21

use of message boards

20

6

0

subject-orientated E-mail encouraged

10

0

14

ftp offered

30

6

14

links to Usenet newsgroups, listserves

30

6

21

       
Virtual reality activities      
direct links to realtime data, cameras, robots etc.

10

6

14

direct links to computer-assisted simulations

10

0

29

online conferencing including video conferencing

0

6

14

       
Publishing on homepages      
presentation of original research results (incl. previous publ.)

50

6

0

displays of research- and other large projects

50

19

7

displays of student classwork

10

38

0

displays of non-curricular work (student personal homepages etc)

0

38

0

       
Extra curricular activity except sport (clubs, past pupil assoc. )

40

50

7

Oct.-Nov. 1996

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Georg R Douglas - Report carried out within the Library and Information Science Programme,
Dept. of  Social Sciences, University of Iceland, 1997