Creating Effective Websites for University Teaching
Online technologies make a powerful contribution to university teaching and learning. The widespread adoption of learning management systems in higher education and the prevalence of subject-based websites reflect this. It is not only distance education students who benefit from the potential of online support for university subjects and the various developments captured under the banner of ‘e-learning’. Campus-based students also benefit from ready access to information and opportunities for online communication and interaction.
The online environment of subjects is an integral component of curriculum planning. One of the tasks faced by subject coordinators, therefore, is the need to make decisions about how a subject website can be incorporated into the overall teaching of a subject – and in such a way that it promotes the learning intended.
Authors: Kerri-Lee Harris and Deborah Jones