Effective use of learning technologies (ICT) with campus-based students

Grant type: Development (2000-08)
Round: March 2002
Amount awarded £1,500.00
Completed: October 2003
Leader(s): Anita Pincas
Organisation: Institute of Education, University of London
Contact Email: a.pincas@ioe.ac.uk
Partners:
Dr Gwyneth Hughes
University of East London
Professor Gunter Saunders
University of Westminster
URL: http://escalate.ac.uk/resources/campusbasedict
Start Date: 1 April 2003
End Date: 30 April 2004
Interim report received: 20 January 2009
Final report received: 18 November 2008

The focus of most literature about the use of ICT in higher education has been primarily on either the development of online materials or the use of e-learning for distance education. The potential direct role of ICT in campus teaching has been little studied to date. The research concept is based on the proposers' view that ICT could play a major role in improving teaching and learning on campus, and therefore aims to redress the balance.

The proposed seminar series will consist of 3 symposia/workshops at the Institute of Education, the University of East London, and the University of Westminster, to provide a forum of discussion among higher education staff about the use of ICT to support learning and teaching for campus students. One symposium/workshop will be held at each institution, open to anyone from each institution, and if places permit, also to other HE institutions.

The resulting report will disseminate information about current use of and/or research into teaching and learning methods with ICT on campus, using data collected form the participants as raw material. It will be posted on a website at the University of Westminster and made available as a forum for further discussion among the higher education community generally.

Short training materials are expected to result from the research.