This international programme will bring about significant improvements in the learning and teaching process, through bringing emerging technologies and readily available digital content into mainstream educational use.

Digital Libraries in the Classroom programme

The learning experience is being revolutionised by ICT and the Internet in particular. Students increasingly turn to the web for educational and scholarly material. There is a need for better integration of the different technologies and applications being developed in the learning and teaching processes.

This international programme, funded in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been developed to bring significant improvements in the learning and teaching process, through bringing emerging technologies and readily available digital content into mainstream educational use.

Aims and objectives

VideoProject videos for DialogPlus,
Spoken Word Services, DART, and DIDET
Aim: to examine how integrating recent technical developments with digital content will improve the learning experience of students and provide new models for the classroom including the impact of integration on student achievement, retention, recruitment and on institutional structures and practices.

Specific objectives:

  • bring emerging technologies and available digital content into core teaching and learning
  • develop and use innovative approaches in integrating technologies for the benefit of undergraduate teaching
  • demonstrate how the pedagogical process needs to be adapted or developed to support the learning process when using technology
  • examine the human and organisational issues associated with implementing new modes of teaching

Work is undertaken through exemplar projects that take an integrative and innovative approach to development of educational environments, based on the use of ICT, across a number of disciplines. The original call for proposals was issued by JISC as Circular 07/01

Funded projects

  • The Spoken Word led by Glasgow Caledonian University, Northwestern University and Michigan State University in partnership with the BBC exploring the use of digital audio in the humanities
  • DialogPlus a partnership between the University of Southampton, the University of Leeds, Pennsylvania State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, working in the Geography discipline
  • DIDET a partnership between the University of Strathclyde and Stanford University working in the design engineering discipline
  • DART a partnership between the London School of Economics and Columbia University in the discipline of Anthropology.

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Summary
Start date
1 February 2003
End date
31 January 2008
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