Teaching and Research Awards 2014

We are pleased to announce that proposals are now being accepted for the next round of UK and International Teaching and Research Awards (TRA) funding for 2014. The TRA scheme provides support original pedagogic research studies that explore innovative practice in the areas of open and distance teaching and assessment, and the use of technology-enhanced learning to … Continue reading

Evolution or revolution? MOOCs, open access and online learning

The acceleration of MOOCs from just another piece of educational technology to a year-defining concept was as quick in 2012 as the related end-of-year reviews and trend reports were prolific[1].  The first few months of 2013 has seen further attempts to make sense of the practical implications of this phenomenon for HE institutions, and also … Continue reading

Changing pedagogies, changing technology and changing organizational systems for ODL

Thursday 24 May 2012 We were very pleased to be able to host this special seminar on the future of open and distance learning (ODL) from Professor Michael G. Moore, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Education at Penn State University and Editor of The American Journal of Distance Education(http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/adult-education/faculty/michael-g-moore). PRESENTATION VIDEO: Q&A VIDEO: SEMINAR ABSTRACT: As … Continue reading

Using portfolios for learning and development

Author(s): Baume, David You can download the following documents from the session here: CDE portfolios seminar [ppt, 468kb] Portfolios for Learning and Assessment [pdf, 61kb] Supporting Portfolio Development [pdf, 227kb] Briefing on the Assessment of Portfolios [pdf, 128kb] Abstract: Portfolio assessment is attracting increasing interest within the University’s distance learning programmes. From 2008 portfolios will … Continue reading