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The purpose of these case studies is to capture examples of changing practice as it emerges from a development programme. Some focus on specific instances of practice while others describe a development project within the MLEs for Lifelong Learning Programme.

Case Studies Alison Learners journey through Loughborough College
e-progress file is a system to support the Alison during her course in order for her to achieve the qualification for which she is studying. It includes a formative tutorial process, guided by interactive support packs and enables Alison to record her past and present achievements, both academic and personal.
Case Studies Avoiding Gratuitous Multimedia
The change in practice described in this case study relates to the rationale for using multimedia-based e-learning materials, which changed from: Improving and enhancing the learning experience by making it more interesting, engaging and motivating to: Being the most effective medium to use to achieve the intended learning outcome
Case Studies Processes for Support of Personal Development Records Online
Software support for ‘personalised learning’ encompasses skills recording, learner-driven skills assessment and evidence-based competency profiling. We intend these prototype instances to provide a proof of concept in relation to skills mapping in the learning domain for mature, employed part-time learners.
Case Studies Student Pathways and Mentoring Service
The NIIMLE project offers a pilot range of web based services to students in every FE and HE institution in Northern Ireland. Students can access data relating to their current course, run a pathways search for future study and discuss courses with a class tutor online. They can also view their personal record (including transcript) and use the PDP service to reflect on and update their current skills and competencies.
Case Studies Mature students and mature tutors
The problems and positives of embedding e-learning in a Foundation Degree.

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