Month: April 2013


ocTEL: Week 0 Activity 0.1: My Big Question

“How do we encourage even greater use of e-learning?”

This is not my big question, but one that has been asked many times before.  Each time we reach an e-learning milestone, e.g., all departments making use of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), or presiding over 65% annual increases in the use of E-Assessment, Senior Management ask it once more.

I have answers to that question, but these in turn ask further questions.  So my big question is in fact threefold:

  • How do we facilitate active staff and student ownership of institutional services?
  • How can staff and students move beyond the basic use of the VLE?
  • How can research intensive Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) encourage and recognise e-learning activity among the staff?