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

Integrating library literacy through distance learning module design

Dr Clare Brooks (Dept of Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment, Institute of Education).   Research team: Antony Daws and Barbara Sakarya, Institute of Education. Project summary: The IOE library team and MA in Education programme team conducted a project to integrate a range of library guides, resources and searching techniques into the introductory core module of the MA in … Continue reading

Research in Distance Education 2011

This year’s Research in Distance Education conference will be held on 26 October 2011 at Senate House, University of London.  We are delighted to announce that our two keynote speakers for the day will be Professor Eileen Scanlon, Associate Director (Research and Scholarship) at the Open University, and Professor Richard Noss, Co-Director of the London … Continue reading

Implementing Ipsative Assessment

RESEARCHERS: Dr Gwyneth Hughes, Kaori Okumoto, Elizabeth Wood Faculty of Policy and Society, Institute of Education TRA6 G Hughes (Final Report) [pdf, 786kb]   SUMMARY: Distance learners rely on effective assessment and feedback for motivation and for learning. There is evidence from a previous study that an ipsative approach to assessment (assessment based on a comparison … Continue reading