Situated computing and virtual learning environments: E-learning and the benefits to the students learning

Austin, R. and Sharma, M. and Moore, P. and Newell, D. (2013) Situated computing and virtual learning environments: E-learning and the benefits to the students learning. In: 2013 7th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2013, 3 July 2013 through 5 July 2013, Taichung; Taiwan.

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Abstract

There has been much discussion and speculation over recent years around the benefits of Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) in Higher Education. The 2009 Ofsted Report considered VLE's and raised a number of concerns, concluding that VLEs were least effective when they had little content or were merely a dumping ground for rarely used files. A review and investigation into virtual learning environments and the reported benefits has been undertaken to understand the value these pedagogic systems provide to the students, and how this has an impact on their learning journey within the programme of study. Distance learning and engagement is addresses. Situated computing is introduced. The paper concludes that the use of a VLE, when correctly implemented, improves student performance in terms of results with a perceived correlation in terms of engagement. © 2013 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distance learning, Situated computing, Student learning, VLE, Higher education, Situated computing, Student learning, Student performance, Students learning, Virtual learning environments, VLE, Computer aided instruction, Distance education, Students, E-learning
Subjects: G600 Software Engineering
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 13:08
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 13:08
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2592

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