Alive on the internet: a user centred evaluation of BIS-Online.

Gillham, Mark and Hall, Hazel (1999) Alive on the internet: a user centred evaluation of BIS-Online. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 5 (1). pp. 61-79. ISSN 1361-4533

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Recent UK government initiatives have encouraged academic staff to consider using IT to enhance students' experience of higher education in terms of its quality, flexibility and effectiveness. In 1999 second year undergraduate students studying Information Management at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh were invited to use a set of tailored web resources in support of the module Business Information Sources. This article presents the results of an evaluation conducted to discover the student view of the web site materials and the alternative learning methods employed for the module. Student opinions were sought on the accessibility, retrievability and usefulness of the information presented, and the 'enjoyment' of the learning experience. A comparison of the 1998/9 student examination performance was made with that of previous cohorts to determine whether adding another dimension to the experience of taking the module might impact the quality of the students' learning. The findings presented in the article will inform the further development of such initiatives, which in tum should improve the electronic delivery of learning materials in UK higher education

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1361-4533
Electronic ISSN: 1740-7834
Uncontrolled Keywords: IT; HIgher education; learning experience; electronice delivery; learning materials;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Item ID: 3164
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 15:44
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 14:30

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