Teachers and students perspectives on teaching and learning through Virtual Learning Environments

Maria Limniou, Michael Smith

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    The aim of this investigation was to get an insight into how teachers and students responded to the use of virtual learning environments (VLE) in engineering education and what their expectations were from online courses. Teachers designed their online courses with the assistance of a support e-learning team and questionnaires were used for teachers and students to express their views on the online courses. Teachers pointed out that the online courses by themselveswould be able to tackle limited lecture time and strengthen the students background knowledge. Students, on the other hand, stated that their difficulties regarding the courses could be facilitated by using a more interactive teaching approach with the use of collaboration tools and receiving individual feedback. Thus, students suggested that teachers adopt a more student-centred approach by using VLE. Teachers and students perspectives were related to their personal characteristics, as students were more familiar with everyday e-communication tools.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
    Issue number0
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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