Distilling lessons from 4 different types of e-learning intervention
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  • Reflections on four evaluations - role of evaluation to provide an external lens. Methodologies varied but usually included taking in a range of stakeholder perspectives and assessing project vision and aspirations against actual outcomes and attempting to position the work within the wider spectrum of e-learning developments, policy and directives.


  • 1. Distilling lessons
    • four different types of e-learning interventions
    Gráinne Conole, g.c.conole@open.ac.uk WWWrong Workshop 17th September 2007 Crete
  • 2. E-learning interventions UKeU TOIA Neonatal EBank Organisational Technical Pedagogical
  • 3. UK e-University Vision Reality Learning objects Course models Student preferences Learning activities Low uptake No needs analysis Sector perception Academic vs. Buisiness
  • 4. TOIA Vision Reality Free e-assessment system Development outsourcing Timely/raised profile Interoperability Communication Interest vs. uptake Sustainability Commercial vs. academic
  • 5. Neonatal Vision Reality Online course CPD support Good practice Pan-European Unexpected patterns Cultural issues Drop out Sustainability?
  • 6. E-Bank Vision Reality Raw data to publication Research to teaching Changing practice Interdisciplinarity Technical issues Cultural change Stakeholders Pedagogical innovation?
  • 7. Barriers and enablers Organisational Technical Pedagogical Time Changing practice Structures and processes Pace of change Technological developments Barriers Innovations Catalysts Innovators External drivers Enablers
  • 8. McPherson and Nunes, EdMedia 2007
  • 9. Impact Local culture vs. global hegemony, changing roles and structures, new educational and funding models Sage Handbook of E-learning Research 2007 Context Globalised, networked and information rich environment, changing social norms and values Drivers Widening participation, e-learning, accessibility, democratisation, economic development, lifelong learning Policy Practice UK: Let 1000 flowers bloom Range of funding initiatives, e-learning strategies China: Government directed, massification Sino-UK programme Education for all