Conclusion

The JiTS enables the instructor, through the medium of the Internet, to provide the students with:

  • multiple modes of instruction beyond the use of the standard text;
  • flexible learning modes;
  • current information;
  • collaboration between student and instructor via assignments such as inquiry papers and projects.
Instead of looking at a syllabus as an end-product, the JiTS looks at learning as a dynamic, parallel process, intertwining the information with learning styles and new pedagogical innovations and in some cases, epistemological externalities, such as providing multiple perspectives framed within interdisciplinary as well as multidisciplinary contexts.

The instructor must truly possess the "courage to teach" and have a supportive environment where such new innovations may be practiced.

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