Abstract:Information technology provides potential advantages for educational provision in terms of flexible access, decreased need for on-site teaching accommodation and enhanced explanations by the use of special electronic effects. However, in order for students to gain the maximum benefit from the use of technology to assist in learning, there are specific issues that must be addressed by those designing and providing this type of education. This paper highlights some of these issues. These include clarification of the teacher's role, the skills required and parameters which must be considered in facilitating information technology, assisted learning and the planning required to ensure that a coordinated educational experience is offered.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2003-11-01