Lisa Hanson talked about how she has enhanced the student experience in NILE for International students using a range of interactive tools. The presentation was made at the Learntech Conference 30-5-12
Staff in the School of Science and technology have been looking at ways in which technology can help to widen participation and ’increase support and retention on non-full-time programmes’. This began with a project to develop online introductory materials, for applicants to Waste Management courses to use before their taught course started.
The team used a range of tools, including NILE and Wimba Create, to build an informative, interactive site for incoming students to use. The resources were based on the team’s previous research into induction of distance learners. These materials can be seen in the guest access NILE site for the course.
The project was a success and led to the project team – Ruth Copeland-Phillips, Paul Cox and Louise Maxwell – gaining a Teaching Fellowship award. It has also led to the development of further online materials, aimed at helping distance learning overseas students ‘make a successful transtion to the University of Northampton academically, socially and culturally’.
Read the full project report for more information.
Online workshop: Introduction to Effective Distance Learning – Monday 11 April
by Helen Walmsley – Thursday, 17 March 2011, 04:04 PM
Online workshop: Introduction to Effective Online Distance Learning
Monday 11 April 09:00am – 17:00pm (BST) See your time here
Are you planning or reviewing your online distance learning provision? Would you like to explore ways of planning and designing the learning to save time, engage your students and be more effective? Would you like to reflect on a range of varied case studies and discuss them with other distance learning designers and tutors? There will also be chance to explore VLEs, social media tools, mobile technologies and test them out. This one-day workshop will include 3 sessions:
- Introduction to Online Distance Learning – models and issues
- Distance Learning case studies – a variety to explore, compare and review
- Tools for Distance Learning – delivery, communication, assessment and collaboration tools
Each session will be delivered with a combination of live web-conferences, forum discussions, group tasks and experimentation.
This workshop is aimed at practitioners new to, or with limited experience of delivering distance learning online. There will be an e-buddy system and plenty of support over the day. The facilitators are experienced designers and deliverers of distance learning.
If you would like to book a place, please email Gill Marino email@example.com. The fee is £50 (free places available for staff and SURF associates)
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