chapter  4
Learning and teaching with computers Introduction 38; Online lectures 40; Structure of lectures 40; Static display of content 41; Creating the aural fragments 42; Constructing the lecture 43; Disability considerations 44;
ByIan Benest
Pages 10

This chapter argues the case for exploiting information technology (IT) by weaving it into traditional teaching and learning strategies instead of employing a ‘big bang’ change in which all learning takes place online. It adopts the familiar lecture paradigm as the means of conveying knowledge and advises on how the unique features of computers may be harnessed to create teaching material that is superior to paper-based alternatives. Attention is given to designing material that goes some way to helping disabled students learn as effectively as their able-bodied peers.