CDE news archive

TRA2013: Our latest round of Teaching and Research funding for 2013 is now closed.  Full details of the process, application forms and our research priorities for this round can be found on the TRA 2013 page.

In the meantime, visit our TRA resources page to see details of previous research we have funded.

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RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN DISTANCE EDUCATION AND eLEARNING 2012: This year’s CDE conference was held on 19 October 2012 at Senate House, University of London.  Our two keynote speakers for the day were Professor Diana Laurillard, Chair of Learning with Digital Technologies in the Faculty of Culture and Pedagogy, London Knowledge Lab, and Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor in Information and Computer Technology, School of Education, Plymouth University.

More details can be seen  on our conference page.

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MOBILE APPS AND eREADER  SHOWCASE: On 20 September 2012 the CDE ran a showcase for the use of mobile apps and e-readers in Higher Education, with a special focus on distance and online learning.  The aim was to provide an inspirational and thought provoking introduction to the development and deployment of mobile apps, e-readers and associated services with indications as to how these are being used or could be adapted to work in educational contexts.

More details can be seen at the event page.

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TRA2012: The deadline for submissions for research funding for the CDE’s latest round of Teaching and Research Awards has now passed.

We received some very interesting proposals and are now involved in the tricky selection procedure!  Watch this space for more details on the projects we are able to fund.

In the meantime, visit our TRA resources page to see details of previous research we have funded.

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RESEARCH IN DISTANCE EDUCATION 2011: This year’s CDE conference was held on 26 October 2011 at Senate House, University of London.  Our two keynote speakers for the day were Professor Eileen Scanlon, Associate Director (Research and Scholarship) at the Open University, and Professor Richard Noss, Co-Director of the London Knowledge Lab.  The day also featured numerous other research presentations and workshops.

More details can be seen  on our conference page.

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TRA 2011: Details of the latest round of the Teaching and Research Awards (TRAs) for 2011 funded by the CDE can have been released.

Projects include: exploring the issue of cultural sensitivity in programme and teacher development; an evaluation of predictors for student success in distance learning; use of an ipsative feedback model to improve assessment practices; the use of open educational resources (OERs) to support tutors in their professional development, validating clinical skills development using e-learning; and how mobile learning can support student peer learning and knowledge sharing.  More details can be seen  on our TRA 2011 page.

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CDE SEMINARS 2011:  You can access audio, presentation slides and other details from out 2011 CDE seminars at our events page. Just in the last few months sessions have looked at virtual worlds, science teaching and tutoring in Virtual Learning Environments.  Upcoming seminars will be looking at Open Educational Resources and libraries.

ITUNESU: Podcasts from our latest seminars can now be found on itunes!  Visit the CDE page within the University of London ItunesU account and you can listen/download individual sessions or subscribe to all new additions.

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NEW DISTANCE LEARNING REPORT: The London International Development Centre’s (LIDC) new report highlights what works in distance learning for health professionals.  The new report, ‘Distance Learning for Health: What works’ by Chris Joynes, presents findings from a global review of distance learning programmes for medical professionals in low and middle income countries.

See more details and download the report at the LIDC website [external link].

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TEACHING AND REASEARCH AWARDS 2010-11: Details of the the latest round of our Teaching and Research Awards (TRAs) are now available from our research page.  You can also access reports from previous awards.

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RESEARCH IN DISTANCE EDUCATION: IMPACT ON PRACTICE (27/10/10):  The CDE annual conference took place on 27 October 2010 in Senate House with some fascinating speakers and lively discussion around the title of Research in Distance Education: Impact on practice, and the three strand themes: Design for Learning, Supporting Teaching and Learning, and Assessment.  You can see more details from the day, including abstracts, presentations and photos, by clicking here.

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NEW CDE WEBSITE: Welcome to the new Centre for Distance Education website!  On here you will find information and latest news related to our research projects, events and CDE Fellows activities.  We will also post up news and updates of interest from across the University of London federation of Colleges and open and distance learning in general.  You can register for mailings of future CDE activity by emailing us here, and we are open to feedback on the new site so if you have any comments please also let us know.

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