Student behaviour in a flexible learning course framework.

Russell, Gordon and Cumming, Andrew (2011) Student behaviour in a flexible learning course framework. In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on e-Learning. IADIS, pp. 181-188. ISBN 978-972-8939-38-0

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Flexible learning approaches to education are important in modern Universities. Students should be able to choose how they will study their courses, and educators should be prepared to support students in their choices, and guide students to employ sound educational methods. This paper considers the experience gained by teaching 500+ students over a period of 5 years using a custom virtual learning environment for teaching Operating System Administration. It highlights some of the common concerns educators may have with flexible study, and demonstrates the statistics around these issues. It also considers the future direction of this style of education to best support the different learning styles of the students involved.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-972-8939-38-0
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peer suport; flexible learning; LinuxZoo; operating sytems; Cohort analysis;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Library of Congress Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Item ID: 4638
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 14:23
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 14:25

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