ʻE-learning’ is an umbrella term for all contexts in which digital resources and tools are used in teaching to support students’ learning. In order for e-learning to be considered a central element in quality work, the novel use of technology must spring from educational analysis and reflection. At Uppsala University, intensive and rapid development is taking place in the area of e-learning.
Uppsala University’s many distance courses attract thousands of students every term. For some, distance courses are their first contact with the University. For many others they offer opportunities for in-service training and in-depth study alongside employment.
To enable the long-term development of e-learning, a series of initiatives have been taken to further refine e-learning at Uppsala University. Proposals include the introduction of a new teaching platform and a wide-ranging initiative to enhance teachers’ skills development.
The experimental classroom is centrally located on the Blåsenhus campus, between the Botanical Gardens and Uppsala Castle. Its exterior and interior design and technical facilities allow rapid reconfiguration for various activities.
Uppsala University has joined the movement to explore the new opportunities of open learning. During 2016, three MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are being developed at the University by teachers from several academic disciplines.
New learning spaces
The educational environment on campus is under constant development to meet the University’s needs and requirements. The aim is to offer learning environments that are fit for purpose, stimulating, and the University finds necessary, useful and suitable.
Uppsala University is engaged in strategic work using IT as a tool in research and education. A range of central and local systems offer support for learning and study administration.
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