This paper presents the results of two surveys analyzing the usage of and the systems available for web-based media at European universities, and how the teachers can be motivated to increase their usage of such materials in their teaching practice. The surveys were carried out April-May 2009 among the EUNIS member universities and include responses from more than 30 different universities in Europe. The surveys show that 93 % of the universities have systems for supporting the use of web-based media in teaching practice, but looking at the diversity in implemented systems, no technical solution seems obvious. The surveys also show that many teachers are already using web-based media in their teaching practice and by addressing some of their teaching circumstances it would be possible to increase the usage even further. Based on these results the paper presents five initiatives to motivate the teachers to a higher usage. The paper concludes that there is a great potential for a high usage of web-based media at European universities, but also that one of the major challenges is finding the appropriate technical solution and implementation.
Eunis 2009. It: Key of the European Space of Knowledge, 2009
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EUNIS 2009 - IT: Key of the European Space for Knowledge