Target audience: Education (FE, HE, and lifelong
learning), Learners, Vendors, ICT Developers
This event discussed, at a high level, the student and Government
perceptions of e-learning. In particular what do learners actually
think of e-learning? Do they respond well to it, or do they see
it as a cheap and inadequate replacement for more prized learning
experiences such as face-to-face contact? Will student reaction
against e-learning build up? How thought through are Government
policies towards e-learning? Is there sufficient funding being pumped
into this area, or is there too much money being used to chase the
e-learning holy grail which could be put to better use elsewhere?
These questions and many more have been discussed, debated, and
maybe even answered in the one-day colloquium "Beyond the Learner:
Student and Government Perceptions of the e-Learning Experience".
For the last nine years Oxford University has organised a series
events which have discussed the place of technology in the spheres
of learning, culture, and society and 'Beyond the
Learner' continues this.
10.00-10.30 Registration and Coffee
10.30-11.00 Opening Plenary: Chris Weavers (NUS)
11.00-12.30 Round-Table Discussion: Student Experiences of E-Learning. This will include students representing a range of sectors - Andrew Chennery (A Level Student, Kenmal College); Dagan Lonsdale (3rd Year Medicine, UCL); Richard Coomber (Lifelong Learner, Sports Journalist); Janaki Verma (Postgraduate, Oxford).
12.30-1.00 Second Plenary: Keith Lindsay (Consultant, Adult Learning)
1.00-2.00 Lunch (included in cost of registration)
2.00-4.00 Debate. "This house believes that Government promotion and investment in e-learning is justified" (includes presentations from the speakers plus a lengthy debate with the floor, followed by a vote on the motion).
- Margaret Bennett (Department for Education and Skills)
- Mike Woods (Head Teacher, Cornwallis School)
- Alison Wolf (Kings College, London)
- Martin Oliver (University College, London)
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