Views of lecturers and students on e-learning (from Economics Network surveys)
Questions regarding the use of technology in teaching were included in both the 2003 and 2005 Surveys. This has allowed us to track the changes in this area over the intervening period. Lecturers were asked what technological medium they used to communicate with the students. In 2005 nearly half of them (46%) replied that they use a Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard, WebCT, etc.), while a quarter of them use departmental websites, and slightly fewer – about one in five – use e-mails. The remaining 7% use either shared folders or other technological media.