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The changing teaching and learning environment

Mark Hepworth

In higher education (HE) and further education (FE) a plethora of debate, discussion and advice about how to teach, the ‘new’ learner and the new technologies available for teaching bombards educators and researchers and filters out into the public domain. This is delivered via the usual channels: conferences, articles and books, websites, discussion lists, blogs, videos and other evolving media. The speed of change and the quantity of both good and poor information is daunting. This introduction attempts to tease out some of the factors driving these changes and to set the scene for the chapters that follow. The latter explore in more depth the experience of people implementing ...

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