Learning Technology

Tag: online learning

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Structuring and facilitating conversations online workshop recorded

May 16th, 2014 at 11:05

At the University’s recent Teaching and Learning conference on Students in Conversation (Tuesday 29th April 2014) Sarah Speight and I ran a workshop on “Structuring and facilitating conversations online”. At Nottingham online learning has become part of our core provision. We offer increasing numbers of courses online; we use ‘blended’ approaches combining face to face [...]

Flexible Pedagogies: preparing for the future – New HEA report launched

February 10th, 2014 at 02:02

The HEA has launched its fourth report as part of the ‘Flexible Pedagogies: preparing for the future‘ series which focuses on key flexible learning themes. The new report, Flexible Pedagogies: technology-enhanced learning, highlights a number of developments which could, in the future, aid flexibility beyond the typical features of current technology-enhanced learning or virtual learning [...]

What is a MOOC?

1 January 3rd, 2013 at 09:01

A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course.  It is designed for large numbers of participants and typically is used for professional development. It allows people to participate as much or as little as they need to achieve their personal learning aims, and to use a variety of online tools. While seed materials (often in the form of [...]

Online course “Teaching in Synchronous online spaces / Using Adobe Connect with Students”. Starts January

November 26th, 2012 at 11:11

We invite academics and support staff to join us on an online course “Teaching in Synchronous online spaces / Using Adobe Connect with Students” running in January. The tutors are Sally Hanford and Helen Whitehead of the Learning Technology Section. You will need to be available online for the real-time elements of the course as follows:  Monday [...]

Calling all interested in distance learning

August 22nd, 2011 at 11:08

Many distance learning courses are offered by the University of Nottingham, in a variety of disciplines and at different levels. They include Masters (MA) in English Studies and Masters in Health Communication, PGDip in Brewing Science, MSc in Tourism and Travel Management, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), MSc in Workplace Health and MA in Church History and many more. [...]

How online learning is revolutionising education

1 June 20th, 2011 at 08:06

Online learning has been around for over twenty years, and computer-based learning for a while before that. Nowadays there are informal ways of learning through videos and Web-based resources that have never been possible before. Learning emerges from social groups and communities with similar interests and needs, and the open education resource movement means that more and more learning materials are available freely to consult. This thought-provoking infographic from OnlineEducation.net illustrates how online learning has changed the landscape of education in the US and UK over the last 20 years.

Universities caught nap(ster)ing?

3 January 31st, 2011 at 08:01

Don’t worry, it’s not a blog about copyright :) One of the great things about being an economist is how many models you must know, and I would assume you also know a lot about economic and business models as well, well hopefully. Given the changes afoot in the education sector due to the new government [...]

Collaborate to compete: Seizing the opportunity of online learning for UK higher education

2 January 27th, 2011 at 05:01

The Report to HEFCE by the Online Learning Task Force has just been published. The Task Force was asked to address how UK higher education (HE) might maintain and extend its position as a world leader in online learning. It has concluded that “online learning – however blended with on- or off-campus interactions, whether delivered in [...]