Can e-learning enhance practice-based design courses?


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Leith, Jake, Zara, Joanna and Mcinnes, Malcolm (2011) Can e-learning enhance practice-based design courses? In: 10th European Conference on e-Learning, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, UK, 10-11 November, 2011.

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In recent years the focus for UK Higher Education has been on improving student experiences; technology has played a crucial role in transforming the curriculum, evidenced in a series of initiatives funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) (HEFCE, 2009). The adoption of online learning and teaching techniques on practice-based courses, within the field of art and design, have often been seen as controversial, due to the vocational nature of the discipline. This paper seeks to understand, through the application of action research, what affect the incorporation of blended learning has had on the professional practice element of a practice-based course and compare students’ responses to results published by one of JISC’s completed programmes, ‘Learner Experiences of e-Learning.’ (JISC, 2009)

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: online; blended; practice-based; e-learning; design
Subjects: X000 Education > X200 Education Research
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design
X000 Education > X300 Education Studies > X340 Academic studies in Tertiary Education
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design > W240 Industrial/Product Design
Faculties: Faculty of Arts > School of Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Jake Leith
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 11:25
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 15:35

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