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

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

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: Authored by Stephen Haggard, independent e-learning consultant, the Centre for Distance Education (CDE)  and … Continue reading