Map 13: 'E-Learning Modules'
1 Definition of E-Learning
E-learning is learning which is enhanced, supported or assessed by the use of
electronic media. E-learning may involve the use of new or established technology
and/or the creation of new learning material; it may be deployed both locally and
at a distance.
On-campus programmes typically involve blended learning, where a combination of e-learning
and conventional teaching techniques are used to facilitate student understanding and learning.
2 Guiding Principles and Aims
The e-learning resources used in the delivery of its on-campus programmes should
supplement the primary delivery of teaching and learning via lectures, practicals, tutorials,
and personal interaction between staff and students. In addition, e-learning resources should
seamlessly integrate with the departmental website and should be open and accessible.
By integrating our e-learning resources and making themavailable as widely as possible the
intention is to open a window to our teaching activities in the same way as research activities
The aim is to
(i) provide students with an on-line learning environment that meets their expectations
regarding the use of electronic media for on-campus programmes and to make more
effective use of learning resources;
(ii) enable students to learn effectively with the support of appropriate e-learning resources
that meet their diverse learning needs in order to develop their self-motivation, self-direction,
and lifelong learning skills;
(iii) improve access and the retention of students, support widening participation, and enhance
(iv) provide students with the opportunity to develop skills enabling them to work and
participate in a technology-rich and connected society.
Currently the following e-learning modules are being created and tested in different formats
to teach conservation management in a variety of real-life situations which are based on local
and international plans for living sustainably.
Places with Plans: a toolkit
Trevor Rowson Local Nature Reserve
An Integrated Community Action Plan
Islands of sustainability
Denbigh Area of North Wales
Venice: Solutions for Resilience