The impact of a managed learning environment upon curriculum design
The use of managed learning environments (MLEs) to--support student learning is increasingly prevalent in higher education today. An in-house MLE, StudyNet, was introduced at the University of Hertfordshire in 2001. An institutional programme of support was--introduced to encourage the widespread uptake of this MLE and this research investigates its subsequent use by teachers from a range of academic disciplines. Twenty three members of staff were interviewed--about their approaches to teaching, their use of the MLE and their reasons for using it. The interviews were transcribed and the data have been subjected to an interpretive analysis. The research also draws on--local policies and other documents that help contextualise the findings.