This allows students to access their course materials from home, the library or anywhere with a computer with an internet connection as well as at OXILP. This gives useful flexibility to the course and allows OXILP to make more materials, both archived and interactive, available to students in a variety of locations.
To ensure that all students are capable of working with Moodle, OXILP's learning resources team conduct training sessions as part of each student's induction process.
In 2003/04, OXILP ran the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 ('FSMA') component of the LPC as an e-course, with no traditional teaching at all.
It is therefore intended that in the short term, webcasting will have a relatively limited use in OXILP's curriculum for the full-time version of the course.
Podcasting, a downloadable audio record of a lecture, is being trialled as part of OXILP's review of IT in the curriculum.
Discussion boards were trialled in 2003/04 at OXILP. The students did not appear to respond positively to this facility.