|A study of e-learners’ experiences|
|Tuesday, 12 July 2005|
A study of e-learners' experiences in the mixed-mode professional degree programme, the Master of Teaching.
The project has won a research award from the Centre for Distance Education, University of London. The growth of e-learning programmes which offer post-graduate professional awards is a significant aspect of the distance education provision of the University of London, and this project aims to develop understanding of the e-learning experiences of professionals who are studying at a distance. The aims of the project have total coherence with those of the Centre for Distance Education. The emergent priority for e-learning development, fore-grounded by the Higher Education Academy and the DfES strategy for e-learning, is the urgent need to develop appropriate research tools for understanding and evaluating the learner experience, and thereby enhance the quality of provision for participants studying at a distance.
Caroline Daly's role is based on developing e-learning pedagogies by focusing on understanding the e-learning experience. This would build on experience in developing e-learning for teachers' professional development in the MTeach, and is relevant to the HEA focus on the student experience, and the HEFCE strategy for e-learning (2005).
A study of e-learners' experiences 2005-06
The project is a study which has two related aims:
It takes place as part of the pilot of new approaches to evaluation in the mixed-mode Master of Teaching (MTeach) degree, and is relevant to the Higher Education Academy focus on the 'student experience', and the HEFCE strategy for e-learning (2005). Intended outcomes are to develop coherent e-learning experiences with application to a range of programmes, in terms of achieving some of the following: