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Introducing a VLE into campus-based undergraduate teaching: Staff perspectives on its impact on teaching

Introducing a VLE into campus-based undergraduate teaching: Staff perspectives on its impact on teaching

Heaton-Shrestha, Celayne, Edirisingha, Palitha, Burke, Linda and Linsey, Tim (2005) Introducing a VLE into campus-based undergraduate teaching: Staff perspectives on its impact on teaching. International Journal of Educational Research, 43 (6). pp. 370-386. ISSN 0883-0355 (online) (doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2006.07.001)

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Abstract

This paper discusses the impact of the introduction of a virtual learning environment (VLE) on teaching practices within a new university in the UK, and explores the factors that have encouraged or, conversely, discouraged, the adoption of the VLE by teaching staff, from the latter’s perspective. It is based on findings from the analysis of qualitative interviews with 23 members of academic staff from across four subject areas at Kingston University (KU), conducted as part of a broader research project on the use of VLEs in teaching and learning at KU (2002–2005). It reports on the areas of teaching that have been most affected by the VLE; details the specific ways in which practice has been transformed by the VLE and describes the nature of the adjustments that staff have had to make; and specifies the factors that have encouraged the adoption of a technology such as a VLE as part of teaching on undergraduate courses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education, teaching, virtual learning environments, technology adoption
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:18
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7457

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