Reshaping an online course in response to students’ needs and preferences

A fresh start informed by students’ thinking In his new role as course director for the MSc in Teaching English Language in University Settings, Dr Heath Rose faced the challenge of creating an entire set of online modules from scratch. … Continue reading

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Online short courses: moving weekly classes into the future

In the late 19th Century, the University of Oxford was one of the first HE institutions to promote adult learning and extend its educational offerings to the general public across the UK, though the Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE).  One … Continue reading

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The MPLS Online Maths Bridging Programme: supporting the academic transition to university

Extending and broadening the reach of a residential programme The MPLS (Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences) Division’s Bridging Programme arose from the need for incoming students in the physical sciences to have certain prerequisite knowledge in mathematics and in their … Continue reading

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Online learning in Conservation Statistics: a wild success

Upskilling opportunities for conservationists in the field are rare Wildlife conservationists in the developing world are the keepers of biodiversity, yet they frequently lack access to training in research techniques to support their valuable work. Dr Lucy Tallents from the … Continue reading

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Online platform enables Syrian medical students to continue studying

Technology could mean conflict is no barrier to education Five years ago, Syrian universities were vibrant hubs of teaching, central to a population that highly valued education. Since the start of the current conflict, a new generation of university students have … Continue reading

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Creating an online subject community: Using WebLearn to support distance learning

Introduction The University’s Virtual Learning Environment, WebLearn, provides a suite of tools designed for community building. These tools can be invaluable for distance learning where the entire setting for the educational experience is virtual. One such example is the Postgraduate Diploma … Continue reading

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