CPD Session: Distance Learning Practitioners

DistLearnImageThere was some very warm feedback received from the recently delivered CPD event targeted at those around campus delivering distance learning. There are plans to hold a similar session in due course; this one perhaps focusing on asynchronous discussion. Unfortunately it wasn’t possible to record the presentations for the recent event. It is, however, hoped this will be possible for future events. Links to the slides from the event are further below (and will also be posted on a CPD section of the Distance Learning webpages in due course).

Thanks are due to Jane Lund for leading the organisation and delivery of the session’ and to Jean McKendree, Annie Hughes and others for providing support. Thanks also go to Ros Brownlow, Mark Clegg and Richard Walker for presenting. And finally, thanks also go to those who participated in person or via Google Hangouts. It was an excellent session.

Please let us know if there are any issues that you would particularly like to discuss at a future session, or if you would like to volunteer a presentation!

Richard Walker’s Presentation – Distance Learning at the University of York (54k PPTX)
Ros Brownlow’s Presentation – Using Entertainment-Education to promote active online learning (530k PPTX)
Mark Clegg’s Presentation – Google Hangouts: PRDU MIHA experience so far (455k PDF)
Note that you will need to authenticate with your normal University of York credentials to access these files (assuming you aren’t already logged in to Yorkshare or via Single Sign-On)

CPD Sessions – Thursday October 3rd

Diane Forbes, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Professional Studies in Education at the University of Waikato will be visiting the University on Thursday 3rd October.

In the morning (10am – 12pm) Diane will lead a practitioner-focused session, exploring strategies for supporting student learning through the use of discussion boards and podcasting interventions, drawing on her teaching experience at Waikato. The working title for the session is currently: ‘Student Voice Down under: Online discussions and podcasting in teacher education’.

After lunch (1pm – 3pm) there will be a seminar session for educational researchers, looking at suitable methodologies to track and evaluate the quality of student learning using these technologies. The seminar will be directed at doctoral students and staff engaged in applied educational research within the domain of e-learning, and would offer an opportunity to explore different research approaches.

For more information please contact Richard Walker.

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