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dc.contributor.authorBlass, E.
dc.contributor.authorDavis, A.
dc.identifier.citationBlass , E & Davis , A 2003 , ' Building on solid foundations : establishing criteria for e-learning development ' , Journal of Further and Higher Education , vol. 27 , no. 3 , pp. 227-245 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 108203
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 52624160-ecdd-4b5f-a174-7b5dde1c2c6b
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/5142
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 33751558077
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Informa / Taylor and Francis [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, advances in technology and changes in the market place for education and learning have resulted in a rapid growth of interest in e-learning. Early experiments in the area have indicated that e-learning may not be the apparent panacea to issues of cost effectiveness and widening participation that was initially mooted. Undoubt edly, e-learning provides the opportunity for wider access to learning at all levels, however, such promise is not always fulfilled. E-learning is often construed as simply putting existing teaching materials 'on the Web'. A shift towards learner-oriented developments requires a major paradigm shift for learning providers, both at the institutional and individual level. Institutions need to be aware of the commitment required to make e-learning effective, while individuals need to accommodate a shift towards greater learner control and responsiveness to the flexibility requirements. Many of the issues surrounding the effectiveness of e-learning initiatives stem from inadequate consideration of whether e-learning is an appropriate solution to a learning need and insufficient consideration of the design and implementation of the resulting product. This paper proposes a set of criteria for those new to e-learning design to consider when exploring whether and how to implement e-learning. These criteria relate to the appropriateness of an e-learning strategy, the interaction between the proposed market and the design of an e-learning product, the nature of student-faculty interaction within the e-learning environment and issues of evaluation. The relationships between these criteria at a generic level are outlined and guiding principles for the development of e-learning proposed.en
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Further and Higher Education
dc.titleBuilding on solid foundations : establishing criteria for e-learning developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Education
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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