Meaningful e-learning (MEL)

  • Title: Meaningful e-learning (MEL)
    Author: Carter, Lorraine; Salyers, Vince; Barrett, Penny; Myers, Sue; Mitchell, Maureen; Matus, Theresa; Veinotte, Amanda
    Year: 2012
    Keyword(s): e-learning, post secondary education
    Description: Most universities now utilize educational technologies and elearning strategies to ensure consistency in course delivery and, in some instances, reduce face-to-face (f2f) contact hours for students. Challenges associated with e-learning include geographic and technological barriers, lack of instructional design support, inconsistent, inadequate or unreliable infrastructure support, as well as varying degrees of faculty and student experience with e-learning environments. The main issue that has driven commencement of the MEL Project relates to strong and repeated anecdotal and research evidence that students and academic staff lack sufficient knowledge, skills, and/or time to enable them to integrate elearning strategies in meaningful and sustainable ways into their teaching and learning activities.
    Notes: Presented on May 14-16, 2012 at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE-RCIÉ) Green Aware conference held in Canmore, Alberta.
    Peer Reviewed: No
    Type of Item: Conference Materials
    Language: English