Research in Distance Education: Impact on Practice (27 October 2010)

The Centre for Distance Education annual conference took place on Wednesday 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

The University of London’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoffrey Crossick, officially opened proceedings and keynotes were provided by Dr Josie Taylor, Director of the Institute of Educational Technology at the OU (Open Educational Resources and Learning Spaces) and Dr Hilary Perraton, Visiting Fellow at the London International Development Centre (Re-rethinking the Research Agenda)

Elsewhere on the day there were presentations on web 2.0, social networking, assessment processes and mobile learning in the developing world.  Attendees came from UOL International Programmes and Colleges, higher education institutions and organisations, and included the Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria. 

  • All the presentations slides and display posters from the day can be viewed at our Slideshare page [external link]. 
  • Photos from the event can be seen at our Flickr [external link].
  • A full programme from the day, along with abstracts can be accessed here: CDE Conference 2010 programme and abstract [pdf, 420kb].
  • A summary of some of the research conducted over five years of the Teaching and Research Awards was distributed at the conference.  Download the summary [pdf, 663kb].
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