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Executive Summary

1. Overview of the project

  • 1.1 Project aims and outcomes
  • 1.2 Significance of the research

2. Project development

  • 2.1 The project team
  • 2.2 Communication and dissemination strategies
  • 2.3 The reference group
  • 2.4 External evaluation

3. The research

  • 3.1 Literature review
  • 3.2 The research methodology
  • 3.3 Ethical considerations

4. Research results

  • 4.1 Student survey
  • 4.2 Staff survey
  • 4.3 Vignettes
  • 4.4 Case studies

5. Discussion

  • 5.1 Students appreciate the flexibility in access and support for learning - staff have concerns
  • 5.2 WBLT have contributed to a blurring of the boundaries between internal and external students
  • 5.3 WBLT changes lecture attendance patterns and raises questions about the role of lectures
  • 5.4 WBLT will change the way students learn and teachers teach
  • 5.5 Introducing WBLT is more than a teaching issue – it will impact on the design of the whole curriculum
  • 5.6 Introducing WBLT has professional and organisational development implications

6. Concluding remarks and future directions for research and development

  • 6.1 Wider applicability to the sector and to Carrick objectives
  • 6.2 Future work

7. References

8. Appendices