Virtual Learning Environments in Hispanic Studies
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This project made innovative and effective use of ICT by producing an electronic learning environment to support student inquiries and enhance their learning experience by stimulating them to engage confidently and critically with the electronic edition of Benito Pérez Galdós's novel Torquemada en la hoguera (1889).
This project built upon previous teaching of the novel by directly involving the students in the challenges presented by the study of Torquemada en la hoguera. It was intended to maximize the opportunities offered by research-led teaching and the interactive electronic edition, stimulating students to develop new ways of reading the literary texts and to work like researchers. Further, it aimed to improve their skills in information literacy and collaborative learning.
'Excellent. The technology really helped me get to grips with the detail of the novel, and helped me to think about the issues. I learnt loads.'
'I think this text has stuck out because I've got a lot more involved with the text. Skills I have learnt from studying this text will help with other books.'
'The sessions enabled me to play an active role in learning about the novel and working with others was enjoyable.'
- Virtual Learning Environment
- Research led teaching
- Information Literacy
Department: School of Modern Languages and Literature, Department of Hispanic Studies
Project: Learning Package for 'Torquemada en la Hoguera'
Dates: Spring semester, 2007
Internal extension: 20551
email : Rhian.Davies@sheffield.ac.uk