Title: Consideration of the uses of e-learning: Does one size fit all?

Authors: Joy Chalke

Addresses: School of Education and Continuing Studies, University of Portsmouth, St. Georges Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY, UK

Abstract: Use of a virtual learning environment (VLE) to enhance the teaching and learning experiences of two groups of students in higher education is the focus of this paper. Through a comparative approach of strategies used, consideration is given to pedagogic implications of the current university policy in relation to e-learning and how it contributes to develop effectiveness in using technology to deepen student|s experiences and encourage a deep approach to learning. The outcome of this comparison is the understanding that |one size| of approach to the use of the VLE will not fit the needs of all the students.

Keywords: higher education; e-learning; electronic learning; information; pedagogy; VLE; virtual learning environment; online learning; university policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2010.034638

International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2010 Vol.3 No.4, pp.368 - 381

Published online: 13 Aug 2010 *

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