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Learning online, supporting online: developing tutorials for the virtual learning environment.

Adams, R 2008, Learning online, supporting online: developing tutorials for the virtual learning environment. , Project Report, ILS. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This paper reflects on the process of designing, creating, promoting and evaluating an online support resource. The project described created two interactive tutorials to support the use of Blackboard, the institutional VLE. Useful lessons have been learnt from the process of creating these resources. The evaluation has demonstrated that while the tutorials have been positively received, and those who had not used them were reasonably open to receiving support in an online environment, there remains a major issue around support for those who lack confidence with computers and who may, if not supported, be left behind in an increasingly digital environment.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual learning environment, VLE, learning technologies, student experience, online support, elearning, Blackboard, online learning
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
    Subjects / Themes > L Education > LC Special aspects of education
    Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Support Divisions > The Library
    Publisher: ILS
    Depositing User: R Adams
    Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2010 13:38
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:15
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    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/7018

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