Eileen O'Donnell, Feedback from students and lecturers: Technology Enhanced Learning improving the learning experience of students, EdTech 2011 - Innovation, Technologies & Practice: Show me the learning, Waterford Institute of Technology, June 1-2, 2011
Technology is pervading all areas of education and training. The use of interactive whiteboards is on
the increase in our local primary schools. The use of learning management systems and e-learning
platforms are encouraged throughout the higher education sector. Increasingly, mandatory courses for
staff are provided in the form of online training, for example: manual handling and emergency response
training. This research was undertaken to establish students and lecturers opinions regarding the use
of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). In the context of this study, the terms Technology Enhanced
Learning and E-Learning refer to the use of technological tools as an enhancement to existing teaching
methods in the form of blended learning. Overall, a significant number of students and lecturers were
of the opinion that the use of Technology Enhanced Learning was having a positive effect on the
learning experience of students. The final conclusion was that e-learning blended with other teaching
methods when used effectively, further improves the learning experience and better prepares students
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