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The Effective Practice with e-Learning guide goes like hot cakes

Christina Smart & Ros Smith
Last modified 29 Mar, 2005
Published 09 Feb, 2005
The Guide is in its second print run

The guide promotes good practice in designing for learning and provides an accessible introduction to learning theory. Drawing on the initial research funded by the strand, it outlines different approaches to learning; the associative, constructive, and situative perspectives and links them to relevant pedagogical approaches. The guide also summarises Beetham’s model of learning activity design and explains how it can be used as a tool for planning e-learning activities.

Ten e-learning in practice case studies form the basis of the guide and provide real examples of how different aspects of technology are extending learning potential across the post-16 education sector. Particularly fascinating are the case studies from organisations outside higher education such as The Working Men’s College in Camden – which provides a different perspective on using learning technologies with non-traditional learners. The accompanying CD-ROM contains video clips which bring the case studies to life.

This is what some readers have said about the Effective Practice with e-learning guide:

“I was very impressed by this document - it encapsulates a lot of good practice and core messages succinctly and coherently. I have already been using it to support some key messages here!”

“I have found it to be exceptionally useful and interesting, and would like to hold copies in our Learning & Teaching resource collection for use by academic staff.”

Copies of the Guide can be downloaded from the JISC web site

or ordered by emailing Sarah Knight

A review of the guide will be available here in the near future.


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