A comparison of student usage of traditional verses ICT learning resources in the Life Sciences

Rosanne Quinnell, Elizabeth May, Hilary Lloyd

Abstract


The aim of the present study was to quantify the use of different teaching and learning resources in a mixed learning environment and evaluate whether students had different preferences for ICT and traditional modes of delivery to support specific aspects of their learning. We were interested in determining the extent to which students were using traditional learning resources, on-line modules and communications technologies, such as peer collaboration by email, and whether these differing resources were being used by students to learn new knowledge, to consolidate their knowledge, for exam revision and/or for personal interest.

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