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: 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

CDE seminar: Following the money – the cost benefits of student support in distance education

CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION SEMINAR Following the money – the cost benefits of student support in distance education On Thursday 15 May we welcomed Ormond Simpson, CDE Visiting Fellow, back to Senate House to conduct a free lunchtime seminar analysing the cost benefits of student support in distance education. The seminar showed that student support need … Continue reading

Sponsored/scholarship students: Does additional support in the form of teaching and in-country institutional support have an impact on their retention, progression and level of achievement?

Dr Christine Thuranira-McKeever and Dr Ayona Silva-Fletcher (Veterinary Clinical Services, Royal Veterinary College) Project goals: The main goal of the project is to investigate experience and overall performance of a unique cohort of postgraduate distance learning students at the RVC. The cohort comprises students who are sponsored and offered additional support via in-country teaching and … Continue reading