Workshop report on the future of PostGrad distance education in the international development sector

In conjunction with SOAS Centre for Development, Environmental and Policy (CeDEP) and University of London Centre for Distance Education (CDE), a workshop was run at SOAS on July 2nd 2015, to explore the future of postgraduate distance education in the international development sector. Foresight methodologies were used to generate drivers of change and narratives for possible future scenarios, and … Continue reading

MOOC Design Challenges

In a recently launched follow-on survey from the successful CDE funded ‘MOOC Design Patterns’ project (http://www.moocdesign.cde.london.ac.uk/), Steven Warburton and Yishay Mor ask what are the top five design challenges that are being faced in developing MOOCs. They comment: “Design patterns are only a good as the problems they are able to solve and we are conducting a quick survey to find … Continue reading

CDE report analyses distance education provision

Using the CDE report on principles of good practice in distance education, a further report by CDE Visiting Fellows Alan Tait, Roger Mills and David Baume provides a detailed analysis of a number of distance learning courses. Download the report here: Analysis of distance education provision (pdf, 948Kb)

CDE report on principles of good practice in distance education

This report by CDE Visiting Fellows Alan Tait, Roger Mills and David Baume provides a research-based framework of guidance on the design and operation of distance learning courses. The framework synthesises two large reviews of student learning. The report shows how the framework can be used to support the design, operation and quality assurance of distance learning courses, A separate … Continue reading