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 15:23
    Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 15:25

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