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Peer Assessment – Pros and Pitfalls

The Role of Practice in Promoting Learning The Web is an excellent medium for presenting knowledge, whether through text or (arguably more engagingly) video lectures/tutorials. However to transform the passive reception of knowledge into real understanding it is necessary for

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Technology and the Massification of Education

How Technology is Supporting Quality Education on a Massive Scale The modern world is growing increasingly complex seemingly by the day and in so doing is rendering skills that would have been sufficient to make a living a few years

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Designing e-learning

Instructional Design for e-learning Instructional design is the process of designing learning experiences so as to maximize learning effectiveness. This document describes some of the major issues involved in designing beneficial instruction. It is primarily aimed at those creating online/distance

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Learning Management Software

Learning Platforms – What is a Virtual Learning Environment? The (synonymous) terms “Virtual Learning Environment” (VLE), Learning Platform, Learning Management System (LMS) and Learning Content Management System (LCMS) are frequently used in education and training, but what do they mean?

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Assessment

The only way learners can really know whether they have understood the concepts they have studied is by trying to apply those concepts, ie through some form of self assessment. Instructors too need to gauge learner understanding of course content

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