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JISC LAMS Evaluation Study Pre-training questionnaire (QU.


JISC LAMS Evaluation Study: Pre-Training Questionnaire

Thank you for taking part in the JISC LAMS Evaluation Study. This is the first of three questionnaires
we will ask you to complete. You can complete and return this form as an email attachment (preferred)
or you can use the email-only version that you should also have received.
Any information you provide in the course of this study will be treated in confidence. It will only be
accessed by the JISC LAMS Evaluation Team for the purposes of the evaluation. The evaluation team
will be free to publish the outcomes of analysis carried out on the collected data, but at no time will raw
data be published, or will you or your institution be identified. You will be given an opportunity to
comment on draft findings and to see all published outcomes of the study. Your participation will
contribute to our understanding of LAMS and its potential impact on learning and teaching.
Thank you for your time and for sharing your views.

1. About you
1.1 Name      
1.2 Institution/Orgn.      
1.3 Email      
1.4 Telephone      

2. About your role in e-learning

Throughout this questionnaire we use ‘e-learning’ to mean learning supported by the use of
information and communication technologies, such as those listed in 3.1.
2.1 Job title      
Please give details of
subject area or
specific area of
2.2 e-learning role Lecturer, tutor or practitioner
Please select the If ‘other’, please give brief details:      
category that best
describes your role
2.3 Sector Higher Education
Please select one
2.4 Reason(s) for Interested in using LAMS with learners
participating in this
Interested in using LAMS for curriculum/instructional design
Evaluating LAMS for possible use by my dept/organisation
Please tick all that
apply Interested in training/supporting others to use LAMS
Please give details of your other reason(s))      

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3. About your approach to e-learning

3.1 Please indicate your familiarity with each type of e-learning technology:
Virtual learning environment (e.g. WebCT, Blackboard…) Have not used
3.1.2 Authored web pages (i.e. for specific learning outcomes) Have not used

3.1.3 Web-based research (e.g. via search engines, portals) Have not used

Discussion board/bulletin board Have not used

Videoconferencing Have not used
Electronic whiteboard Have not used
Mobile or wireless device (e.g. palm-top, voting system) Have not used
Simulation/microworld Have not used
Learning software/virtual tutorials (e.g. NLN online, RDN) Have not used
3.1.10 Streaming video/audio Have not used
3.1.11 Computer-based assessment (e.g. MCQ) Have not used
3.1.12 Overall, do you consider yourself an experienced user of e-learning Not at all experienced
3.2 Have you used Support face-to-face learning where all participants are physically
e-learning technologies to: present?
(please tick all that apply) Support online distance learning?
Combine face-to-face learning with online distance learning?
3.3 What do you think are the most significant potential benefits of e-learning technologies?
Pease list potential benefits (up to 7). If possible, please prioritise each with a number, starting at 1.
Potential benefit Priority

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3.4 In your experience, what e-learning technologies, or what uses of e-learning technology, best
deliver these benefits in practice? Please give examples if possible.
3.5 When considering a particular e-learning technology or activity, with a particular group of learners,
what issues do you think should be taken into account?
Pease list your most significant issues (up to 7). If possible, please prioritise each issue with a
number, starting at 1.
Issue Priority
Please only complete the following two questions (3.6 and 3.7) if you are regularly involved in teaching
or curriculum development. Otherwise go on to question 4.
In the following two questions we use the term ‘designing for learning’ to mean what you do to plan,
organise and manage different learning activities; to structure learners’ access to learning materials;
and/or to sequence the learning and teaching process, for example in a lesson plan.
3.6 Which statement Work through curriculum at pace to suit group
most accurately
If ‘other’ please give brief details      
describes your usual
approach to designing
for learning?
3.7 If you use any supporting materials (e.g. lesson plan pro-forma, course documents, reading list) or
software (e.g. mind-mapping, word templates) to help you design for learning, please give details:

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4. About your involvement with LAMS

4.1 We are interested in how you think LAMS might be of benefit to you and/or your department or
organisation. Please indicate the relevance of each of the following issues.
4.1.1 Develop the potential of learners Not at all relevant
4.1.2 Develop the skills and repertoire of teachers/practitioners Not at all relevant
4.1.3 Raise standards / promote quality Not at all relevant
4.1.4 Promote and support innovation Not at all relevant
4.1.5 Make more effective use of time Not at all relevant
4.1.6 Explore technical capabilities of the LAMS system Not at all relevant
4.1.7 Contribute to research and development agenda Not at all relevant
Other (please specify)       Not at all relevant
4.2 What do you hope to gain from the LAMS training and evaluation process?

Are you willing to be contacted by email for a more detailed discussion of the issues covered in this
questionnaire? Yes
If you indicate yes, you may be contacted by researcher Russell Francis from the University of Oxford.

Please save this questionnaire with your surname at the end of the file name, e.g. “Pre-training
Smith”. Return it as an email attachment to: helen.beetham@tiscali.co.uk.
Thank you again for your time and for sharing your views.

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