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Flexible learning support in an inflexible society

Griffiths, L 2011, Flexible learning support in an inflexible society , in: Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), 2011 11th IEEE International Conference on, 6-8 July 2011, Athens, USA.

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    Abstract

    In this paper the author describes an approach to improving staff-student communications in order to better support full-time students in Higher Education. The paper proposes that a suitable method to support modern learners might be to adopt a blended approach to post lecture support using technology to promote staff student interaction on an individual basis. To this end a qualitative trial was conducted to test the concept. The trial had three main practical objectives, 1) to investigate document sharing tools for use in Higher Education, 2) to use such tools to enable an individual and accountable dialogue with students and 3) to examine whether improving dialog was seen as a positive improvement to quality in teaching. The results of the work indicate that the relationship with students is improved when communication is individually focused and that students can better manage their academic workload, but at the same time raises issues around staff workload and practices.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: LS Griffiths
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 14:25
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:14
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18415

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