ELearning and curriculum development

How can eLearning contribute when we consider curriculum design? The answer is obviously complex but for the purposes of this discussion I’ll attempt to break it down into three simplistic choices: the beginning, middle, and end. The Beginning A unified philosophy amongst all of those involved in developing a curriculum can be of enormous benefit…

Education: Will it blend?

Fear not, this post is not about throwing education into an industrial blender. Rather it considers the possibilities of blended learning. This involves the combining of educational technology with work done in a traditional classroom setting. Higher education is the setting with which this post is concerned. A great deal of existing literature suggests a…

OMR: Breaking the barriers of time and space

One of the biggest difficulties that can be experienced when a university attempts to introduce summative computerised assessment is the problem of time and space. Computerised summative assessment turns the workload balance associated with exams on its head. Traditionally marking finished exam papers was where the time costs were heaviest in the process for lecturers.…

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Transcontinental Lectures

Here at Harper Adams University we are currently trialling a service called Gotomeeting. This will enable our lecturers to provide more flexible means of delivery. Due to our international connections we have found it necessary to find a platform to provide set teaching hours to non-UK based cohorts. For example; the cost of sending tutors…