JISC (2009) Responding to Learners Pack Bristol, UK: Joint Information Systems Committee.
From the JISC site:
JISC is an independent advisory body [in the United Kingdom] that works with further and higher education by providing strategic guidance, advice and opportunities to use ICT to support learning, teaching, research and administration.
The Learner Experiences of e-Learning theme of the JISC e-Learning programme funded a total of ten projects from 2005 to 2009, to explore learners’ perceptions of and participation in technology- enhanced learning in a digital age.
Earlier research addressed learners’ experiences of single modules, technologies or curriculum interventions; the Learner Experiences of e-Learning theme covered the holistic nature of learners’ experiences of learning, with a focus on learners’ own words
The projects piloted a range of innovative methodologies and techniques for eliciting the learner voice.
Nearly 3,500 learners responded to surveys, and around 260 were involved in a sustained way.
The 5 guides in the pack are written for different roles within the institution and highlight the key issues relevant to these roles.
These works have been issued under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 2.0 UK: England and Wales licence (copyright HEFCE)
If you want to know learners’ expectations and experiences of e-learning, this is essential reading. It has a solid research methodology based on a large sample of British students, with research-supported pragmatic recommendations.
Thanks to Richard Elliott’s eLearning Watch for directing me to this.
From ‘Key messages’ in the JISC Responding to Learners Pack