There are a number of definitions of e-learning but generally it means the use of electronic technology and media to deliver, support and enhance teaching, learning and assessment. It includes elements of communication within and between communities of learners and teachers, as well as provision of online content, which may be locally generated or developed elsewhere.
At Essex we have a variety of e-learning packages and tools available for use by students and staff.
Course Material Repository (CMR) - this provides access to web-based course materials that are relevant to a specific course, such as course outlines, course materials, timetables, past exam papers, etc.
Online Coursework Submission (OCS) - this allows you to submit digital copies of assignments to your department via the internet.
Moodle - this is a 'virtual learning environments' (VLE) that allows you to access your course materials online, as well as make use of a number of useful built-in facilities to enhance your learning experience, such as discussion forums, chat, and glossaries.
Questionmark Perception - this is a web based application that allows you to take online surveys, assessments, and tests. Your tutor may use it for delivering online exams.
myLife - this is a personal space in which you can record thoughts and activities of any variety (through a weblog), as well as create work and social spaces that allow you to prepare academic work and keep track of all of your friends.
Personal Response System (PRS)- this is a technology that allows you to provide almost instantaneous feedback to your lecturer in the classroom or lecture hall.
Some of the University's web pages (such as WebMail, myEssex, Online Coursework Submission, Web Payments, Moodle, WebCT, Course Materials Repository, the proxy service, and the Library) require you to enter your Essex username and password in order to view them.
When entering your username and password please remember: