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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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: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2009 15:39
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:03
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1194

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