Towards high quality e-learning of chemical technology

P. Pietikäinen, K. Vilonen

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    During recent years a wide variety of technical possibilities to apply e-learning tools has been created. Nowadays most courses have at least informative material in electronic form (e.g. www-pages) and e-mail as well as discussion areas are used. But how does this all become e-learning of high quality? In addition to the material delivery and implementation of new electronic tools the (e-)learning process requires support in technical matters and especially activation of learning processes. The learning does not happen automatically with help of effective teaching, because there is a need of studying, gathering knowledge and learning to apply it. The experiences of co-operation between teachers, a clear need for quality management to standardize approaches of e-learning has been found. International co-operation would emphasize this requirement even more. In this paper we report experiences of developing of courses in which web or virtual learning environment has been utilized. Also the drafted frame of quality in e-learning of chemical technology is presented. Both technical and pedagogical aspects are considered. There is a need for increasing co-operation between teachers, both in planning and in implementation of web-based teaching. The adjustment of thinking of assessment of teaching to assessment of learning is a big but essential change in the way towards higher quality of (e-)learning. In addition to proper technical equipment, the ability to utilize enthusiasm among the teachers who carry out the development, is a key issue in developing (e-)learning.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 36th European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI Conference on Quality Assessment, Employability and Innovation
    ISBN (Electronic)9789087905712
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventAnnual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education - Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 2 Jul 20085 Jul 2008
    Conference number: 36


    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education
    Abbreviated titleSEFI


    • Assessment
    • E-learning
    • Quality


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