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ERIC Number: ED457022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Pages: 9
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From Informational Technology in Biology Teaching to Inspirational Technology: Where Have We Come from and Where Are We Going?
Peat, Mary; Taylor, Charlotte; Fernandez, Anne
Today university students are demanding a greater say in their tertiary education. In particular they are demanding a greater flexibility in the way they receive their instruction, and it is imperative that course delivery strategies that fulfil these expectations are investigated. On-line delivery of learning materials offers teacher and students a more flexible mode that may better suit the learning style and commitments of many of the students. During the last decade, the teaching of students in first year biology at the University of Sydney has changed from a teacher-centered focus to a student-centered focus and part of the strategy has been to create a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) on the Web to encourage independence and increased flexibility of access. The paper shows how the learning experiences of these students have been influenced by a change in teaching philosophy and how this change has stimulated the development of a learning environment which offers both individual learning experiences and opportunities to work together. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia