|The development of methods for eliciting learner-narratives|
|Written by Caroline Daly, Norbert Pachler|
|Monday, 06 November 2006|
This project, 'The development of methods for eliciting learner-narratives within a framework for embedded evaluation for fully online distance learners', will be a qualitative study to develop methods to investigate the experiences of 100% distance e-learners' studying within asynchronous environments. It will be conducted with participants following the postgraduate programmes in International Primary Health Care at UCL and Creative Media Practice, Bournemouth University. Up to 15 learners' experiences will be examined by trialling narrative investigative methods which will be developed by the project. These will form a protocol for developing embedded evaluation in e-learning course design and provide a significant advancement in approaches to evaluating the learner experience in distance contexts. The project will build on and make a considerable advancement in previous research funded by the CDE (Daly et. al 2005-06) into learner experiences in the mixed-mode context of the IoE Master of Teaching degree.