Some lecturers don’t use VLEs
No, really, it’s true! How many do and don’t is difficult to say, but it seems clear that institutional take-up is significantly higher than take-up by individual academics. 95% of UK HE institutions have a VLE but if 50% of teaching staff use it across the country I’d be surprised to say the least. What do you think?
I recently completed my Master’s project which begins to explore the why not? See Why Don’t All Lecturers Make Use of VLEs? What Can the So-called “Laggards” Tell Us? (PDF). When writing this masterpiece 😉 I was unable to find any other research focussed on staff who have never used a VLE and asserted that there wasn’t any! However, one of my markers has suggested that I may have exaggerated this lack of non-adoption research. If anyone has anything on non-adoption of VLEs / LMSs based on research with those who haven’t adopted I’d love to hear.