eOn: Inter-Institutional Networking of Learning Materials
as of January 4th 1996
IntroductionThis project will directly address the key issues that are changing the methods of delivery of teaching and learning in higher education. It will produce a large scale demonstrator model for on-demand publishing of open learning materials to HE students and staff.
DescriptionThe on-demand publishing network will be available for students to use individually or in formal and informal groups:
DeliverablesThe consortium will mount open learning materials, produced by the Open Learning Foundation, commercial publishers and the three Universities, over their local networks. IT tools, software networks and standards currently available within the HE sector will be used. The material will initially be within the Business Studies, Nursing and Health areas, although at the later stages of the project access will be made available to the widest possible range of materials.
The end products will include
All items will also be available in Libraries/Learning Resource Centres through networked workstations. Materials will be catalogued and bibliographic details made available via OPAC. Consortium members will share materials and investigate the on-line publishing implications of distance learning to their own off-campus students.
Experience and knowledge will be gained to assist in the effective educational use of on-demand publishing technologies. The role that the Library Service and its Library staff can play in supporting educational programmes delivery will be established, enabling Universities to gain insight into how best to integrate the provision of flexible learning into the changing role of Library and Information Services.
ParticipantsUEL, Anglia Polytechnic University, the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and the Open Learning Foundation have joined together to form the consortium to develop this project, which will form an integral part of the consortium members provision of formal educational programmes, library, IT and other learning services.
The Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) was funded
by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
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