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ERIC Number: ED427672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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The MARBLE Project: A Collaborative Framework for Educational Courseware Design.
Price, Sarah; McAndrew, Patrick; Rist, Roger; Mayes, Terry; Bonharme, Eric; Land, Ray; Cuttle, Mary; Haywood, Jeff; MacLeod, Hamish
The MARBLE Project is a collaborative venture that provides on-line resource-based learning materials to students at three higher education institutions in Scotland. As per capita funding from central government decreases without a decline in graduate quality, new methods are sought in universities to cope with this challenge. This paper discusses the collaborative beginnings and implementation of MARBLE and then focuses on one of the 10 components of the range of on-line courseware, the Computers in Teaching and Learning subproject. The extent to which MARBLE's collaborative nature causes efficiency gains while enabling the student to advance in the learning process is assessed. Topics covered include: background, including the use of the Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) in Scotland for effective courseware design and dissemination across the World Wide Web; the collaborative framework; convincing the teachers; the core problems associated with effective distributed courseware design; maintaining standards on a decreased budget; innovative use of resources; and feedback and analysis, including results of a questionnaire aimed at student and tutor participants. An extract from a HyperNews session is included. (Author/DLS)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)