ERIC Number: ED511207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Lecturers' Attitudes on Electronically Supported Pre-Lecturing Material for Intensive Programs: A Case Study
Kozaris, Ioannis; Varella, Evangelia A.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v7 n2 p89-94 Feb 2010
In 2006 and 2008, two large trans-national residential summer schools on conservation science were organized as intensive programs. Learners were not only second/third cycle students in both exact sciences and humanities, but further practicing restorers; consequently their educational background, and even their way of approaching scientific problems, were very diversified, and evaluation of the feedback brought about an urgent need for leveling knowledge and skills. The 3rd summer school, scheduled for July 2009, is addressing the issue by offering self-paced preparatory material authored by the lecturers, and obeying patterns that satisfy the specific needs of both an e-learning environment and a homogenization procedure. Before being offered to the attendees, the pre-lecturing material underwent an interim evaluation concerning its conformity to the Bologna process concepts, as well as to generally accepted methodologies for electronically supported distance learning. Furthermore, teachers were asked on their attitudes towards the proposed scheme. Evaluation of the answers permits drawing conclusions on how far lecturers are capable of and/or willing to accept the above mentioned course structure, in order to fit with a framework designed according to the student-centred Bologna approach, and the fundamental e-learning practices.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Summer Schools, Educational Background, Lecture Method, Humanities, Learner Controlled Instruction, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Residential Programs, Chemistry, Heritage Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservation, Cultural Maintenance, Professional Continuing Education, Blended Learning, Internet, Video Technology, Teleconferencing, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Surveys, Program Evaluation, Educational Policy, International Programs, International Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A