Should virtual learning mean on screen learning?

Alexander, Laura and Lansbury, Alexis (2020). Should virtual learning mean on screen learning? In: VICEPHEC 2020.


A study was carried out looking at how Open University distance learning STEM students use on screen and paper based learning resources on a range of Stage 2 (second year undergraduate) modules. 1198 students were invited to participate, and 18.8% responded.

Data from this study is used to investigate the impact of having to move to entirely on screen study for second year undergraduate Physics students, taking advantage of the introduction of a new entirely on screen Stage 1 module to make comparisons. Based on this, the importance of including paper based resources in the design of a course for virtual study is considered.

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