A framework for the pedagogical evaluation of eLearning environments

Britain, Sandy and Liber, Oleg (2004) A framework for the pedagogical evaluation of eLearning environments. Project Report. JISC.


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In 1999 the authors proposed a pedagogical framework for the evaluation of VLEs that was grounded in both educational and organisational theory,(Britain and Liber, 1999). The report was driven by the lack of work in the field at the time examining how VLEs could enhance teaching and learning. In 1999 many institutions were evaluating VLEs with a view to making their first step into using Internet-based ICT in their teaching and so the report was written to help educators understand how the design of systems could facilitate or constrain their pedagogical use in different contexts. By 2003, elearning had matured considerably. ICT developments to support teaching and learning were no longer predominantly confined to isolated projects within academic departments and learning technology support units, but instead formed a core part of institutional strategy and policy. Widespread uptake of VLEs within HEIs had been supplemented by work to join up institutional administrative systems with VLEs to form Managed Learning Environments (MLEs). At a national level, e-learning had become the subject of a variety of government sponsored strategic initiatives in support of the programme of widening participation in HE and FE and promoting e-learning as an approach to improving the quality of education provision and empowering learners. This report updates the earlier JISC report entitled 'A Framework for the Pedagogical Evaluation of Virtual Learning Environments' (1999). That report can be found online at: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/jtap-041.doc The structure of the report is as follows: - Chapter one provides an overview of the current context of e-learning - Chapter two presents the revised framework which elaborates and extends the model - Chapter three presents a review of a selection of systems against the framework

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: VLE, e-Learning, Evaluation
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Educational Cybernetics
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:50
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2014 12:04
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/301

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