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Longitudinal analysis of student use of a virtual learning environment (VLE) with a large first year psychology class

Moran, Aidan, Hennessy, Eilis and Ward, Arlene (2002) Longitudinal analysis of student use of a virtual learning environment (VLE) with a large first year psychology class. In: Psychology Learning and Teaching (PLAT) Conference, March 2002, University of York, England. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Recent years have witnessed an upsurge of interest in the use of virtual learning environments to teach psychology (Waschul, 2001). As yet, however, little is known about the way in which students gain access to and make use of supporting material provided in VLEs for academic courses. Therefore, in an effort to rectify this oversight, the present study evaluated the use of web-based resources (namely overheads and notes available on a virtual learning environment) to augment the teaching of two large-scale (N = 600) first year undergraduate psychology courses in University College Dublin. Information on the students’ use of web-materials for the two courses was compiled over the course of an academic year. In addition, student satisfaction with the courses and with the material provided was assessed using questionnaires. Following a discussion of results, the theoretical and practical implications of this study will be reviewed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 17:02
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 17:36
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1705

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