E-learning: guides and case studies
An introduction to e-learning
Find out which tools are available to enhance your teaching
'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.
UCL supports a number of technologies to facilitate e-learning. Click the links to find out more about each tool:
A virtual learning environment where course materials can be easily managed and accessed
Allows teachers to record, edit and broadcast their lectures online
Helps lecturers gauge how much students know about a topic and enlivens the student learning experience
An anti-plagiarism tool that scans work against a large database of websites, books, journals and previously submitted papers
An online space where students can store different forms of media, allowing access to as few or as many people as they like
Ideal for long-distance learning, allowing students to watch and participate in teaching sessions in real time
Academics can share their work online for free – something that UCL is committed to doing with all its research.
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.
For information, training and support on using UCL's e-learning tools and technologies, contact E-Learning Environments (ELE).
Moderating an online forum can provide your students with an inclusive digital space for them to share their ideas with one another. Steve Rowett and Jessica Gramp, part of the UCL E-learning Environments team, discuss ways to facilitate this.
Published: Jun 26, 2015 12:32:09 PM
Dr Kerstin Sailer (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture), winner of an Individual Teaching Award at this year's Provost's Teaching Awards, discusses how her students have benefitted from hands-on teaching and learning by visiting specific buildings and writing a weekly blog.
Published: Jun 23, 2015 4:30:54 PM
UCL Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS) ran an event for 36 postgraduate translation studies students, all new to editing Wikipedia, to learn how to contribute to the online encyclopedia anyone can edit. Co-organiser Dr Mira Vogel discusses its success.
Published: Jun 22, 2015 1:26:29 PM
Tony Slade and Clive Young from the ISD Learning, Teaching & Media Services team have been working on a project to develop a UCL Educational Media service.
Published: Jun 15, 2015 4:18:38 PM