“Many academics see e-learning as “expensive and time-consuming”, a survey has found.
About half of university staff polled believe that learning technologies are popular with students but only a small proportion of academics are embracing them.
In the survey of 125 university staff conducted by IMC (UK) Learning Ltd, a learning technology company, just 14 per cent of respondents recorded lectures and made them available online, 27 per cent thought that e-learning saved money and 18 per cent thought it saved time for teaching staff.
One respondent, an external examiner for a university that offers distance learning, said e-learning technologies required just as much effort as face-to-face teaching. “I don’t believe that simply making a DVD of a talk-and-chalk lecture is satisfactory,” he added.”
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