Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

I would like to express my thanks to Dr Christine Sinclair for her insights, consideration (and patience!) as my supervisor. I was fortunate enough to work with her again on the dissertation after thoroughly enjoying the Course Design module at an earlier point in the MSc. Thanks also to my colleagues on the programme who have always been encouraging and stimulating. I am also thankful to my old friend Dr Richard Watermeyer for helping me through various muddles I got myself into along the way.

A huge debt of thanks is also due to several colleagues at the RCEM for two main reasons. Firstly for providing invaluable financial and logistical help that allowed me to complete the MSc, and secondly for displaying a great deal of trust to let us venture into unknown elearning territory. For this I’m thankful to Gordon Miles, Gerardine Beckett and Emily Beet. I’m also grateful to the elearning editorial team, headed brilliantly by Simon Laing, for being a constant source of inspiration. Thanks are also due to Nigel Taylor, our unflappable and inspirational creative lead.

I’d like to thank my family, especially my wife Nikki for her support and enthusiasm and our children Billy, Annabelle and Teddy. You’ll get to see a bit more of me now (although I’m not sure if you’ll see that as a good thing…). Thanks are also due to my mum Maureen and brother Pete for putting up with me!

Abstract
Abstract
Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
List of illustrations, tables, figures & abbreviations
List of illustrations, tables, figures & abbreviations
Introduction
Introduction
Review of the literature
Review of the literature
Research design & method
Research design & method
Presentation and discussion of findings
Presentation and discussion of findings
Conclusions
Conclusions
References
References
Appendix: Questionnaire responses
Appendix: Questionnaire responses