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A pilot programme into the use of Blackboard to support the teaching of engineering undergraduates

Laws, EM 2002, A pilot programme into the use of Blackboard to support the teaching of engineering undergraduates , in: International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE), 18-22 August 2002, UMIST, Manchester, UK.

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    Abstract

    Supporting engineering students throughout their studies places a heavy demand on academic staff time. Increasingly it is necessary to provide help outside the schedule lecture and tutorial periods and to cope with a range of student abilities. An efficient and effective way of providing this is through E-learning and at Salford, the Blackboard Web portal has been used to provide this support. Through the use of Blackboard a convenient and effective means of facilitating student learning has been arrived at. Blackboard can provide a means of communicating directly with individual students, monitoring student activity, conveniently packaging course materials, providing on-line assessments and giving support which extends beyond the scheduled semester period and normal working day which can be accessed by students when they are away from the University. This ability to remain in contact outside the University teaching period makes Blackboard an ideal means of support during revision periods and also a suitable resource for students, who for one reason or another have to resit failed modules. The benefits to be gained from adopting an E-Learning approach will be developed. Information on student usage of the sites will be included and the results of student surveys undertaken will be presented.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Also presented at the Education in a Changing Environment conference, University of Salford, UK, 17-18 September 2003
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA076 Computer software
    Built and Human Environment
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: H Kenna
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2009 15:39
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:52
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1194

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