CDE seminar: Improving retention and persistence in online learning

For the latest free CDE seminar we were very pleased to welcome Jon Bellum, Provost and Senior Vice-President at Colorado State University-Global Campus, to Senate House to talk about a case study for retention in online learning.  Colorado State University-Global Campus is a 100% online public institution focused on providing adults with career-relevant bachelor’s and … Continue reading

CDE seminar: Triumphs and disasters in distance education; but mostly disasters

Thursday 28 February 2013 You can see the slides and listen to the audio of the seminar below (they are also available for download): Triumphs and disasters in distance education; but mostly disasters In this CDE seminar, Ormond Simpson introduced his new book ‘Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education’ just out with … Continue reading

Student retention: the role of formal induction and communication in retention of postgraduate distance learning students

Sarah Jones, Centre for Financial and Management Studies, School of Oriental and Asian Studies Research team: Christine Berry, School of Oriental and African Studies Jon Gregson, Institute of Development Studies Paul Smith, Consultant TRA3 S Jones (Final Report) [pdf, 308kb] TRA3 S Jones (Final Report Appendix) [pdf, 1.26mb]   SUMMARY: The major achievements of the … Continue reading

2010 CDE Seminars

Details of CDE seminars and workshops held in 2010: Why bids fail: Bidding for EU ICT research projects: This seminar gave an insider’s view on bidding for EU research funds. It focused on EU FP7 IST research instruments (IPs, STREPS etc), what they are, how they are evaluated, why bids fail and what a successful bid … Continue reading