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 Blackboard: A Virtual Learning Environment or an Administrative Tool?

Loke, Jennifer

Authors

Dr Jennifer Loke J.Loke@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer / Programme Director (Dual Award in BSc in Nursing Science)

Abstract

This paper is intended as a contribution to the debate about the use of Blackboard (Bb) as a Virtual Learning Environment in a blended approach to learning in a higher educational institution. The use of a case study seems necessary to illustrate the impact of administrative and attitudinal issues to highlight those surrounding e-learning in higher education. This paper provides an overview of the applications of teaching and learning theories in the practice of e-learning using Bb, while considering some of the lecturers and students concerns, which might have posed as resistance for adopting the e-learning strategy effectively. It then recommends how such educational change in the approach of using Bb can be managed for educational success.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2005
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 1
Pages 0 - 0
Institution Citation Loke, J. (2005).  Blackboard: A Virtual Learning Environment or an Administrative Tool?
Publisher URL http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/e-jist/docs/vol8_no1/commentary/blackboard_virt_learn.htm