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Technologies for supporting teaching and learning

A wide range of technologies support eLearning. Although online education is intrinsically an educational issue, successful design requires technologies to be used appropriately and requires the educational activities to match the capabilities of the technologies.

Development of eLearning is a matter of teamwork and technical experts are an essential part of that team. Major risks to the design of successful eLearning come from focusing exclusively on technical or educational issues.

Issues to consider when planning a course include whether:

Each situation has its own risks and benefits and you should consider carefully whether or not you understand and can carry these risks.

The University supports other technologies for eLearning, details of which can be provided by your Faculty's eLearning team: