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

CDE seminar: Practical considerations of running a MOOC

CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION SEMINAR >> Practical considerations of running a MOOC ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Last year the University of London International Programmes launched four MOOCs on the Coursera platform and the report on their implementation was published in November. Since then, members of the teams who delivered these MOOCS have been asked many questions about their … 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