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‘Alive’ on the internet: A user‐centred evaluation of BIS‐online
  Recent UK government initiatives have encouraged academic staff to consider using IT to enhance students' experience of higher education in terms of its quality, flexibility and effectiveness. In 1999 second year undergraduate students studying Information Management at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh were invited to use a set of tailored web resources in support of the module Business Information Sources. This article presents the results of an evaluation conducted to discover the student view of the web site materials and the alternative learning methods employed for the module. Student opinions were sought on the accessibility, retrievability and usefulness of the information presented, and the 'enjoyment' of the learning experience. A comparison of the 1998/9 student examination performance was made with that of previous cohorts to determine whether adding another dimension to the experience of taking the module might impact the quality of the students' learning. The findings presented in the article will inform the further development of such initiatives, which in tum should improve the electronic delivery of learning materials in UK higher education

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    01 January 1999

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    Taylor & Francis

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    Z665 Library Science. Information Science


Gillham, M., & Hall, H. (1999). ‘Alive’ on the internet: A user‐centred evaluation of BIS‐online. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 5(1), 61-79.



IT; HIgher education; learning experience; electronice delivery; learning materials;

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