Using a virtual learning environment to manage group projects: A case study

Cleary, Yvonne and Marcus-Quinn, Ann (2008) Using a virtual learning environment to manage group projects: A case study. pp. 603-621. ISSN 1537-2456, 1537-2456

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Abstract

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are increasingly used by Higher Education Institutions to manage and enhance teaching and learning, and research. Discussion, chat, scheduling, and other collaboration tools make VLEs especially useful systems for designing and managing complex group projects. In the spring semester of 2006, students at the University of Limerick used a pilot version of the Sakai VLE to collaborate on a group project, which required them to design a piece of e-learning courseware. They uploaded their e-learning course onto Sakai, and evaluated the Sakai system as part of a module on Information Management and Content Production. Their evaluation reports demonstrated high expectations of the VLE, intolerance of technical glitches, but a positive overall response to the system. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract)

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Additional Information: Date revised - 20091012; SubjectsTermNotLitGenreText - Collaborative Learning 1601 4487; Computer Assisted Instruction 1711 1708 8174 8172; Distance Education 2335 2545; Higher Education 3698 2545; Learning Environment 4492 2768; 8705 1727 7551 1708
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtual learning environment; higher education; e-learning; collaboration tools; Human; Male; Female; Adulthood (18 yrs & older); Empirical Study; Nonclinical Case Study; Qualitative Study; Learning Environment; Collaborative Learning; Virtual Reality; Computer Assisted Instruction; Distance Education; Ireland; article; 3530:Curriculum & Programs & Teaching Methods
Depositing User: Colin Lowry
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 02:36
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2012

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