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Seventh International Conference on Information Visualization (IV'03)
A UK Perspective on E-Learning: An Overview of the "Workflow" and "Reusable Learning Object" Approach in the UK eUniversities Project
London, England
July 16-July 18
ISBN: 0-7695-1988-1
Mohammad Dastbaz, University of Greenwich
Ray Stoneham, University of Greenwich
The UK government started the UK eUniversities project in order to create a virtual campus for online education provisions, competing in a global market. The UKeU (www.ukeu.com) claims to "have created a new approach to eLearning" which "opens up a range of exciting opportunities for students, business and industry worldwide" to obtain both postgraduate and undergraduate qualifications.
Although there has been many promises about the e-learning revolution using state-of-the-art multimedia technology, closer scrutiny of what is being delivered reveals that many of the eLearning models currently being used are little more than the old text based computer aided learning running on a global network. As part of the UKeU project a consortium of universities have been involved in developing a two year foundation degree from 2004. This paper looks at the approach taken by the consortium in developing global e-learning provisions and the problems and the pitfalls that lay ahead.
Citation:
Mohammad Dastbaz, Ray Stoneham, "A UK Perspective on E-Learning: An Overview of the "Workflow" and "Reusable Learning Object" Approach in the UK eUniversities Project," iv, pp.460, Seventh International Conference on Information Visualization (IV'03), 2003
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