|| IL11320 |
|| E-LEARNING |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| To Be Arranged |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
|| N/A |
|Next semester offered
|| N/A |
|| Ms Marianne M Taylor, Mr John Nelson, Ms Tanya C Rogers |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 5 Hours. |
|| Practical || 10 Hours. Practicals will take the form of interactive workshops |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| One report (equivalent to 2,500 words) chosen from a choice of two titles. ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| One report (equivalent to 2,500 words) writing up learning objectives and storyboard based around a practical session. ||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resubmission of failed coursework || |
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Define E-learning (Virtual Learning Environments, VLEs) and illustrate this definition with examples and contextual information
Discriminate between the different features and purposes of VLE's.
Identify issues associated with VLE management.
Evaluate the decisions and processes made in generating the content of VLEs
Explain the principles associated with moderating discussion in VLEs.
Identify the connection between materials, and presentation of content in VLEs.
Evaluate the implications of learning styles on VLE content presentation.
Discuss the methods available within VLEs for E-assessment and Evaluation.
The subject material is a growth area within education and in industry and this module seeks to update the portfolio of modules offered to reflect this area of information science within the curriculum. Combining theory with a practical approach will introduce students to core skills relevant for this field and enhance their practical problem solving skills.
The field of E-learning is immense and the opportunities for applying core principles growing in information, education, and industry environments. Combining theory with a practical approach students will be equipped with a foundation of core skills for creating and moderating E-learning environments.
Beginning with an Introduction to the technology, history, definitions and general background to E-learning, the content moves on through a discussion of Learning Materials and Learning Environments, Moderation of discussions, the Nature of Learning Materials, Learning Styles, and the course ends with E-assessment and Evaluation. At each part practical workshops support the theory with practice and experience.
|| Related to development of understanding and relation of this to detailed explanation and task completion |
|| Preparation for coursework will involve basic information gathering techniques and summative skills |
|| Presentation by written formal reports. |
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| Self reflection will be encouraged as part of the process of understanding the role of learning styles in E-learning |
|| Some element of team work within practicals may be included. |
|| IT and Software skills are at the heart of developing knowledge in this field. |
|Application of Number
|| N/A |
|Personal Development and Career planning
|| Not explicitly, though awareness of the issues and career opportunities |
|Subject Specific Skills
|| Theory, software and research specific knowledge will be developed. |
Kirkpatrick, D.L. (1994) Evaluating training programs: the four levels
McConnell, D (2000) Implementing computer supported cooperative learning
2nd. Kogan Page, London
Murphy, D. et al (2001) Online learning and teaching with technology
Kogan Page, London
Ryan, S. et al. (eds) (2000) The virtual university
Kogan Page, London
** Recommended Text
Barjas, M and Owen, M (2000) Educational Technology and Society Implementing virtual learning environments, looking for an holistic approach
Fewings, J. Brainwaves The 'rough and ready' reckoner learning styles questionnaire
Learning and Teaching Support Network LTSN Generic Centre, available at http://www.ltsn.ac.uk/genericcentre
Standards for developing and maintaining e-learning materials http://www.iitt.org.uk
This module is at CQFW Level 4