The key elements for design of online learning resources in the field of European Integration Studies : a case of European NAvigator





Høgskolen i Oslo. Avdeling for journalistikk, bibliotek- og informasjonsvitenskap



Joint Master Degree in Digital Library Learning (DILL)


The aim of this study was to describe current usage patterns of Online Learning Resources in the field of the European Integration Studies. The ultimate goal is to develop the theoretical framework of pedagogical elements which are specific for this scientific field and needed for the successful design of Online Learning Resources. There was one main sample group. Those were the university level teachers, who are teaching courses related to History, Economics, Law or Political science, but within the European Integration Studies. All participants completed the same survey, which consisted of multiple choice questions, rating scales evaluating importance of some OLRs aspects, and open-ended questions about preferences when using applications. In addition to this survey, four interviews were conducted with four university professors teaching four different subjects related to the European Integration. Findings indicate that teachers' pedagogical beliefs and educational theory which they follow play important role in the way they chose and use Online learning resources. Some differences are apparent also within the four mentioned subjects. Finally, a key set of pedagogical elements needed for design of Online learning resources was provided.


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