Module Identifier IL11320  
Module Title E-LEARNING  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator To Be Arranged  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff 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 TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
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 outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


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.

Brief description

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.

Module Skills

Problem solving Related to development of understanding and relation of this to detailed explanation and task completion  
Research skills Preparation for coursework will involve basic information gathering techniques and summative skills  
Communication 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  
Team work Some element of team work within practicals may be included.  
Information Technology 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.  

Reading Lists

Kirkpatrick, D.L. (1994) Evaluating training programs: the four levels Berret-Koehler
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 3(3), 39-53.
Fewings, J. Brainwaves The 'rough and ready' reckoner learning styles questionnaire (Spring/Summer), 9-12.

Web Page/Sites
Learning and Teaching Support Network LTSN Generic Centre, available at
Standards for developing and maintaining e-learning materials


This module is at CQFW Level 4