Traditionally, teaching in universities has been done in lectures, example classes, and tutorials. Knowledge transfer in these forms of teaching is mainly teacher-focused and unidirectional with attempts to activate students to initiate a dialogue between students and lecturers. Oxford University has always offered tutorials as well as lectures but these tutorials are less tutor-focused because of the low number of tutees (typically 1-4 per tutorial). Thus, Oxford tutorials seem to be an instance of a personalised form of teaching and learning. In this paper, we will discuss our qualitative research into personalisation in such tutorials. In particular, we will analyse the results of observations and discuss the implications of information systems for providing personalised learning environments in and beyond these tutorials.
Schoop, Mareike and Booth, Christine, "LEARNING UNDER THE DREAMING SPIRES – PERSONALISATION IN OXFORD TUTORIAL (46)" (2016). UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2016. 39.