publication . Article . 2011

Are Mash-Ups the Future for Online Learning Platforms? Psychology A-Level Students' Judgements about VLE and MUPPLE Interfaces

Jarvis, M.; Gauntlett, L.; Collins, H.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 Oct 2011
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) have become ubiquitous in colleges and universities but have failed to consistently improve learning (Machin, 2007). An alternative interface can be provided in the form of a mashed-up personal learning environment (MUPPLE). The aim of this study was to investigate student perceptions of its desirability and utility in comparison to their existing VLE. A psychology-oriented MUPPLE was constructed using a free online mash-up platform. A focus group of psychology A-level students was asked to identify likely advantages and disadvantages of the MUPPLE as compared to their existing VLE interface. They identified five potential ad...
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