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Author: Aileen McGuigan

Introducing: academic lead for distance and blended learning

As you may already know I’ve recently been seconded for half my time to the newly created post of Academic Lead for Distance & Blended Learning. I’ll be working closely with the Distance Learning Forum as we look at ways of further increasing the visibility of Distance Learning, enhancing what we already do, identifying new areas for development, and sharing scholarship around distance learning. As part of looking at the Student Journey I’ve been chatting to Paul McPate from ISE about inviting our DLs to join in with the Principal’s Challenge. So here it is. Please do share with...

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Distance Learning Forum: dates for your diary 2018-19

This year’s first DLF session, on 25 September, will kick off with Sofia Skevofylaka and Stewart Squire bringing us up to date with DUSA’s work on distance learning student representation – and what they hope to achieve in the year ahead. Hamish Loveday of our Centre for Innovation and Technology in Learning (CTIL) will also be there, presenting on ‘My Dundee: Change is coming.’  This winter, CTIL will be performing a major upgrade of Blackboard (the platform underlying My Dundee). This upgrade is more than a simple bump in version, it will kick off a new programme of improvements...

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A new home for Distance Learning Forum communications

We are pleased to have found a new home for DLF communications here on the My Dundee blog. About the DLF: University of Dundee’s Distance Learning Forum is comprised of a wide mix of academics, administrative and executive staff and students who are committed to promoting the interests of the distance learning student body. Our meetings are friendly and lively interactive events and open to all those interested – so feel free to drop by! You might like a look at our DLF_Manifesto to see what we are all about. If you’d like to join our distribution list and...

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