University College London
The University College London (UCL) supports e-learning through the LMS Moodle.
UCL was founded in 1826 as a radically different university, opening up English higher education for the first time to people of all beliefs and social backgrounds as an alternative to Oxford and Cambridge universities. That radical tradition remains alive today. Our research strategy commits us to addressing UCL's 'Grand Challenges', by working together right across the university in order to tackle the problems that face us today - in global health, sustainable cities, intercultural understanding, and human wellbeing. We believe in undertaking fundamental research and in applying it.
Source: About UCL
UCL was ranked fourth in the world in this year's Times Higher Education-QS rankings. No fewer than 20 Nobel prizewinners have come from the UCL community.
More than a third of the 22,000-strong student community is engaged in graduate studies, with almost half of these graduate students pursuing research degrees. More than 4,000 academic and research staff at UCL are dedicated to research and teaching of the highest standards.
The University College London web site is at http://www.ucl.ac.uk
E-learning Strategy and VLE - Moodle
At present (Autumn 2009) about 1500 taught modules have a Moodle component. The Academic Committee has set a target to have a Moodle component for every taught module by September 2011 with a basic e-learning (Moodle) presence by September 2011 - essentially this includes basic administrative information such as key module documents, contact details, and important dates, and core resources such as lecture materials and reading lists.
UCL's approach to e-learning is set out in the e-learning strategic statement (2005-10) (DOC). The strategy is being updated in 2009/10 and areas of future focus will include:
- e-assessment and feedback
- incorporation of e-learning into UCL's policy framework
- development of guidance for use of 'Web 2.0' technologies in teaching (wikis, blogs, social networking, media sharing)
- improved integration of e-learning systems such as Moodle with other institutional systems
Its Moodle LMS is located here: http://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/ and more information and guidelines are listed on the Moodle page for students and for teachers: This service is available to all UCL staff and students. All users of Moodle must agree to the UCL Guidelines for e-learning communication tools before using Moodle for the first time.
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