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ERIC Number: EJ793071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Designing and Assessing Online Learning in English Literary Studies
Colbert, Benjamin; Miles, Rosie; Wilson, Francis; Weeks, Hilary
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v6 n1 p74-89 2007
This article offers an account of online experimentation and innovation that has taken place in the English department of the University of Wolverhampton from 2003 to 2005. Focusing on an introductory first-year module and two third-year modules, it explores how and to what extent a virtual learning environment (VLE) can enhance the teaching of English literary studies in higher education. Using a "blended learning" model of English teaching, in which face-to-face and online teaching are integrated, the study examines how VLEs can be incorporated into a coordinated assessment regime within individual modules, and considers the strategies for implementing VLE assessment in a staged progression across an English programme. The authors argue that online activities need to be both integrated into English courses and assessed. When balanced properly, VLE work offers no "easy option" for students but effectively complements more traditional forms of assessment in English, such as essays and exams. (Contains 3 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom