Higher education teaching in virtual worlds

Download the full report: HE teaching in virtual worlds [pdf, 872kb] Summary Immersive virtual worlds are online environments that aim to simulate aspects of the real world. They were first developed for gaming but rapidly came to have more serious uses, particularly in education. The best-known and most widely used virtual world is Second Life, which was … Continue reading

In Focus: Learner analytics and big data symposium

CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM >> The aim of this event, held on 10 December 2013 at Senate House, University of London, was to provide delegates with an informative and thought-provoking introduction to the concept of learner analytics and big data, with indications as to how these are being used or could be adapted … Continue reading

Research and Innovation in Distance Education and eLearning 2013

CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE >> The Centre for Distance Education’s annual conference for 2013, Research and Innovation in Distance Education and eLearning, was held at Senate House on Friday 1 November.  A wide-ranging audience of academics and practitioners drawn from the University of London federation and beyond came together to see keynote and … Continue reading

Massive open online courses and online distance learning: review

The maturing of the MOOC: literature review of massive open online courses and other forms of online distance learning A report on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is now available to download: http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/massive-open-online-courses-and-online-distance-learning-review Authored by Stephen Haggard, independent e-learning consultant, the Centre for Distance Education (CDE)  and … Continue reading