The freshers’ week experience in a VLE: can it be achieved?

Winnard, Yvette and Elliott, Vicki (2012) The freshers’ week experience in a VLE: can it be achieved? European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning. ISSN 1027-5207

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Abstract

Campus based students are welcomed to our University during the first week of their course, but for students studying by online distance learning (ODL) a comparable mechanism does not exist. Academic staff experienced in teaching by ODL considered this to be a gap in students’ educational experience and, furthermore, that opportunities for early engagement of students in their online course could be enhanced. The aim of this paper is to explain the rationale for an online induction, to outline the activities undertaken by students and staff and to consider whether online induction is an effective strategy for online learning.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Winnard, Y. and Elliott, V., 2012. The freshers’ week experience in a VLE: can it be achieved? European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning, [online] Available at <http://www.eurodl.org/?article=525> [Accessed 26 February 2013].. Series: 2012/11.
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (for research post September 2011)
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 15:19
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:50
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/270492

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