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"Object-based learning is a fabulous teaching tool. It makes learning a joy and can inspire students when all else fails."
Dr Joe Cain, Dept of Science and Technology Studies
- Lecturecast: A system for recording lectures and events and making them available online
- Moodle: A virtual learning environment which enhances teaching by allowing staff to create their courses online
- Electronic voting systems: Teaching tools to establish students' knowledge and opinions
- E-Learning Environments (ELE): Supporting staff and students at UCL to use technology to enhance teaching and learning
- E-Learning Strategy 2012-2015
Teaching tools and technologies
'E-learning' describes teaching and learning methods that are supported or facilitated by the use of technology. This could include accessing teaching resources and activities online; communication tools and multimedia; online assessment; and classroom technologies such as personal response systems and interactive whiteboards.
A key benefit of e-learning is the increased opportunity for dialogue it offers to students and teachers, which in turn enhances the learning experience.
E-learning at UCL
UCL supports a number of technologies to facilitate e-learning. Click the links to find out more about each tool:
- Moodle enables students and lecturers to interact within a collaborative virtual learning environment where course materials can be easily managed and accessed.
- Lecturecast allows teachers to record, edit and broadcast their lectures online. This is particularly advantageous for students whose first language is not English and for those with learning disabilities.
- Electronic voting systems (EVS) can help lecturers gauge how much students know about a topic; using EVS also enlivens the student learning experience.
- Turnitin is a tool designed to deter and detect plagiarism, whereby submitted work is scanned against a large database of websites, books, journals and previously submitted papers.
- MyPortfolio is an online space where students can store all their notes and work, allowing access to as few or as many people as they like.
- Web conferencing is ideal for long-distance learning, allowing students to watch and participate in teaching sessions as they happen.
- Open educational resources allow academics to share their work online for free - something that UCL is committed to doing with all its research.
- Summits & Horizons is a joint venture between CALT and E-LE, presenting a series of lunchtime events looking at new e-learning in UCL in which two or three speakers discuss how they've used new technologies in their teaching.
Read the E-Learning Strategy 2012-2015.
For information, training and support on using UCL's e-learning tools and technologies, contact E-Learning Environments (ELE).
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