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: 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

Teaching and Research Awards 2014

We are pleased to announce that proposals are now being accepted for the next round of UK and International Teaching and Research Awards (TRA) funding for 2014. The TRA scheme provides support original pedagogic research studies that explore innovative practice in the areas of open and distance teaching and assessment, and the use of technology-enhanced learning to … Continue reading

International Teaching and Research Awards 2012

The application process for our International Teaching and Research Awards scheme is now closed.  We will announce the successful bids in the coming weeks.  A new round of funding will be made available in 2012-13 academic year. The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Teaching and Research Awards … Continue reading