Seminar: Assessing Group Work in Distance Learning

Assessing Groupwork presentation slides (ppt, 2.44Mb, click to view) These slides are from the recent free seminar presented by Dr Sansom is based on her experiences working at the Open University. During the seminar Dr Sansom described some of the challenges involved in setting up group work assessment for a distance learning MSc in Medicinal Chemistry and some … Continue reading

CDE seminar: Improving retention and persistence in online learning

For the latest free CDE seminar we were very pleased to welcome Jon Bellum, Provost and Senior Vice-President at Colorado State University-Global Campus, to Senate House to talk about a case study for retention in online learning.  Colorado State University-Global Campus is a 100% online public institution focused on providing adults with career-relevant bachelor’s and … Continue reading

Running a technology enhanced learning fail faire, and not failing to share and learn

Failure is not a myth. It happens every day with our socio-technical interactions, including with technology-enhanced learning. It is one of the most important sources of learning in fact, yet few like to share and discuss it. That is why a consortium of young, doctoral minds meeting with experienced researchers could be the best place … Continue reading

CDE seminar: Writing course materials and formative assessment for successful flexible learning

For the latest free CDE seminar we were pleased to welcome three of our Fellows to conduct a workshop on writing course materials for distance learning. The session considers some of the issues related to course material design, such as student retention and collaboration and featured presentations and an extended panel discussion to share the … Continue reading