This first issue of our new Brookes e-Journal of Learning and Teaching, BeJLT , clearly illustrates both the breadth and the depth of the aspects of Learning Teaching and Assessment which we aim to address. From the complex relationship between research and teaching to the emerging role of the learning technologist, from issues related to vocational programme design to the application of e-technologies in assessment and their role in supporting scholarship, from individual perspectives to current issues and practice in Schools, this issue demonstrates the Journal’s role to disseminate current research, evidence and experience which can inform practice.

It is our intention in the future to publish two issues of BeJLT each academic year, in the early part of each semester. We have established a small editorial committee to oversee the Journal’s development and a much larger Editorial Advisory Board (EOB) who will write for the Journal, encourage others to contribute, and review papers or recommend others to do so. Further members of the EOB are welcome and anyone interested in supporting the Journal in this way should contact a member of the Editorial Committee. We hope to involve as many people as possible so that the Journal genuinely reflects the involvement, interests and achievements of the Brookes community.

Publishing as an e-Journal brings us the potential to reach a large audience which is external to the University. This new Journal can provide a showcase for the pedagogic innovations and creative approaches to enhancing the quality of the student experience which have for so long characterized Learning, Teaching and Assessment at Brookes. We look forward to receiving your paper or your perspective of current issues for future issues of BeJLT.

Finally, my thanks to the Editorial Committee for their help and support in developing BeJLT, to those who have contributed papers and those who have acted as referees, and to colleagues in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies who have helped to bring our ideas to published reality. Special thanks are due to Chris Jennings for designing our web presence and Rachel Craven, a student in the Centre, who acted as copy editor for this issue.

We look forward to receiving your feedback, and your contributions for future issues.

Clive Robertson

Chair, Editorial Committee


June 2004

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