Findings from the HEI 'flip' project: application issues

Simpson, Will and Evans, Deborah and Eley, Robert and Stiles, Mark (2003) Findings from the HEI 'flip' project: application issues. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education, 13 (5/6). pp. 471-482. ISSN 1741-5055


The Flip project focuses on the delivery of flexible work-based learning to engineering postgraduate students who are studying whilst in full-time employment. During the project, research was carried out to identify good practice in e-learning and pilot studies were undertaken to test the findings. In the project pilots the project team attempted step changes in methodology and style to investigate an e-learning approach that would enable flexible learning in the workplace. In this paper, attempts at putting e-learning theory into practice are described together with good and bad experiences, in order that others attempting similar activities might benefit from the successes and avoid making the same mistakes. Real-life problems and difficulties arising from the project are highlighted, especially where these relate to learning and teaching cultures, technology, pedagogy and the systems development process. The implementation of two pilot modules is described to demonstrate the impact, on both staff and students, of a significant change in teaching and learning styles and to indicate how the change process could be managed successfully.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2007 00:22
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 02:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-learning, learning culture, learner support, work-based learning
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4608 Human-centred computing > 460806 Human-computer interaction
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390409 Learning sciences
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