Staff experience and attitudes towards Technology Enhanced Learning initiatives in one Faculty of Health & Life Sciences

  • Peter Reed Institute for Learning & Teaching, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Keywords: attitudes, experience, TEL, minimum standards, lecture capture, online submission, e-marking

Abstract

Further to earlier work carried out by the student union (SU) along with strategic discussions regarding technology-enhanced learning (TEL), this research aimed to identify the attitudes and experience of teaching staff in relation to specific uses of technology in learning and teaching. Data obtained through an online questionnaire (n=100) suggest that teaching staff are generally agreeable to the need for consistency in the virtual learning environment and identify specific criteria to be included within ‘minimum standards’; have some experience and interest in solutions to enable online submission, marking and feedback; and whilst there is more resistance, there was still interest in the provision of recorded lectures. Respondents overwhelmingly identified lack of time as a significant barrier to engaging with TEL, as well as other factors such as lack of skills and support.

Keywords: attitudes; experience; TEL; minimum standards; lecture capture; online submission; e-marking

(Published: 22 September 2014)

Citation: Research in Learning Technology 2014, 22: 22770 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v22.22770

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Author Biography

Peter Reed, Institute for Learning & Teaching, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Peter Reed is a Lecturer in Learning Technology at The University of Liverpool. His role involves taking a strategic and evidence informed approach to the implemention of technology to support and enhance learning, teaching, assessment, and the overall student experience. 

His particular interests include open education, social media in learning and teaching, and pedagogy in blended and online learning.

Published
2014-09-22
How to Cite
Reed, P. (2014). Staff experience and attitudes towards Technology Enhanced Learning initiatives in one Faculty of Health & Life Sciences. Research in Learning Technology, 22. https://doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v22.22770
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Original Research Articles