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ERIC Number: ED396568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 19
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Managing Open Learning.
Wright, Vicky
CLE Working Papers, n3 p1-17 1994
This paper describes the 3-year development of the Language Resources Centre at the University of Southampton. The Centre provides a range of self-access resources and facilities in a pleasant working environment for language learners. It offers assistance for languages taught at the university as well as for languages not taught at the university. Resources include reference and course books, audio and video libraries, and topic boxes of information, with increasing additions of computer-assisted learning techniques. General Centre objectives cover learning, teaching, research, and academic management. Other topics discussed in this report include Centre costs, staffing, users, training, evaluation, and materials design. The Centre itself has been moving toward a more open learning approach where both teaching staff and students can meet; this has also facilitated the introduction of new and interesting ways of integrating class teaching and the open learning approach in the classroom. This change in pattern of teaching and learning has resulted in increased student and staff motivation, greater learning effectiveness, and an increased use of the target language materials. The use of modern technology and equipment has improved the learning and teaching process with important skills that are more and more commonplace in many spheres of everyday life. (Contains 12 references.) (NAV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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