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sample, 145 responded. The breakdown

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of students was as follows:

Table 12 Sample distribution by course

Table 13 Sample distribution by age

Table 14 Sample distribution by institution

The low response from the Associated Scheme is because students achieve accreditation for this scheme if they withdraw from the BA Enterprise but have passed the induction training. The high response from the combined studies is due to there being only one student in this category. A similar response rate was gained from each age group. The lower response from Llandrillo, Pembroke and Pontypridd Colleges is reflective of the low or no time spent with the materials electronically in the VLE. However, there was no clear reason for low responses from Foundation and MAPD students. The initial findings show that only a quarter always read online, with almost half never or only sometimes reading online. Similarly, just over half always or regularly printed

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Table 15 Student reading and printing activity

Looking at online reading and use of print version by age group indicates that proportionally there was little difference between age groups as far as online reading; although over-45s seemed unlikely to ‘never’ read online, the sample was too small to be clear.

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