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An Initial Evaluation of Student Withdrawals within an e-Learning Environment: The Case of e-College Wales / Paul Jones, Gary Packham, Christopher Miller, Amanda Jones

Electronic Journal of e-Learning, Volume: 2, Issue: 1, Start page: 106-113

Swansea University Author: Paul Jones

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The proliferation of e-Learning programmes on offer within the UK raises critical issues that have yet to be fully addressed in terms of the nature of learning, effective pedagogy, learning expectations and student profile. The amalgamation and influence of these factors is also having an impact upo...

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Published in: Electronic Journal of e-Learning
ISSN: 1479-4403
Published: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited 2004
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