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

CDE NEWS UPDATE 2/9/13: RIDE2013 conference now open for registration

CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE >> Registration is now open for the next Research and Innovation in Distance Education and eLearning conference, taking place on Friday 1 November 2013 in Senate House. This is an annual event looking at new directions and developments in distance learning.  This free conference will be of interest to anyone involved in distance education … Continue reading