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LEaD: Learner experiences across the disciplines

This project will undertake a study of first-year students from a variety of different entry routes and across a variety of subject areas at the University of Edinburgh. It will focus on "critical moments"; more specifically, it will look at the involvement and impact of learning technology on learners' transition to University and how their use of learning technology changes as they progress through their first year. Student groups will be selected from a number of different disciplines, including Physics, Divinity and Veterinary Medicine. Early years courses in all these disciplines have a well-established presence online, marrying the best of the online and real environments. Courses in all three subject areas have begun to gain experience and understanding of how to embed "Web2.0 tools" such as weblogs, podcasts etc in support of the teaching of these courses.

Project Status

This project runs from February 2007 to September 2008 and is funded by JISC.

Project Contacts

Dr Judy Hardy, EPCC, School of Physics and Astronomy (Project Manager)

Further Information

More information on the project can be found at the Project's Website.