Online Distance Learning

Is online distance learning a real solution for today’s higher education funding, capacity and recruitment issues?

This latest edition of JISC On Air looks at some of the issues associated with creating sustainable and effective online distance learning. The show highlights the value of engaging students and enhancing the learning experience through online learning tools such as podcasts and virtual worlds.

Episode 2: Online Distance Learning (Duration: 24:04)
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Useful info

For best practice guidance and case studies on designing and developing online learning the JISC publication Effective Practice in a Digital Age is a good starting point.

There are also related video clips and other resources available on the Effective Practice Resource Exchange.

Mentioned in this programme

Find out more about the HEFCE funded Online Learning Taskforce and their work

Study of UK Online Learning, report to HEFCE by Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL), The Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford

MIT Open Courseware and Open Courseware Consortium

University of Leicester’s projects

  • Media Zoo
  • DUCKLING Delivering University Curricula: Knowledge, Learning and Innovation Gains
  • SWIFT Second World Immersive Future Teaching

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