A key research question of the Learner Experiences of e-Learning programme was:
What, if any, is the impact of institutional strategies and course level practices - such as widening participation, developing skills for global citizenship, accessibility, designing for difference - on the learner experience?
Despite the inherent 'messiness' of an area such as learners' experiences, the diversity of student groups, contexts and technologies investigated and the difficulty of generalising from qualitative data, we have developed a range of recommendations or guides for four specific sets of people within post-16 education - teachers/practitioners, researchers, institutional support/policy-makers, and course designers. We recognise that there is considerable overlap among these roles but the distinctions seem useful for providing focus to the recommendations we can make from this work.
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