Andrew Burke

    One example of when e-learning lived up to its promise

    My impression (without empirical evidence) is that students progressed sufficiently on the online course delivered last term. Perhaps the lack of travel needed to the classroom improved some students’ energy levels.

    One example of when e-learning didn’t live up to its promise

    It relies heavily on trusting the student. Are students ever really doing e-learning? It lacks some of the more obvious and immediate checks of face – to face learning. For example, when I created pre-lecture materials on Rise, I would occasionally ‘check’ students were doing the materials by adding a task that required a name. Uptake on these particular activities was low; did this mean students weren’t doing any of the pre-lecture materials or had they just decided not to do those ones?