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March 24, 2009

Why E–learning? A complete guide to e–learning for the Arts Faculty

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Published today in the Arts E-learning pages, a guide that suggests 6 convincing reasons to use 'e-learning' techniques and technologies in your teaching...

  • Rapid access to information
    Get facts and figures, names and dates, accessible in one place.
  • Efficient administration
    Simplify and systematise processes, make them 'self-service', free-up time for other things.
  • Instant access to resources
    A student asks a question, you know of a video that will illustrate your answer, find it quickly, play it instantly.
  • Making it discursive
    More than just a transfer of information, get your students to be more engaged and active: students as producers & performers.
  • Making it reflective
    Revisiting past learning activities improves memory and understanding, and allows us to plan to improve. 

In addition, exposing our students to all of these uses of IT gives them a chance to develop vital skills, making their university experience even more valuable.

In the complete guide, each of these links to a list of suggestions for how you can achieve these gains. This is backed up with an extensive glossary of definitions and explanations.

Read the complete guide to e-learning for the Arts Faculty.