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Building Critical & Analytical Skills into e-Learning Supported Curricula

Loredana Polezzi, Department of Italian

Editors Note
This article describes the experiences of developing the use of e-learning in language courses, illustrating a gradual shift from resource (CAL) type packages to integrated content and communications tools. Loredana indicates the way in which advances in technologies has substantially changed both general working practices and thinking about course design.
The article outlines the growing sophistication with which e-learning developments have been used to support more critical and analytical learning activities leading to new approaches to building in �research� and �originality� into undergraduate studies. The significance of these changes is that courses are developed co-operatively in the department and designed from the outset with e-learning as an integral component of a student-centred curriculum.

First appeared in Interactions Issue 21 Autumn 2003