Category: Distance Learning Forum

DLF on 1 October 2019 in eduZone (Library and Learning Centre) 14.00-16.00 hrs

We hope you all had a great summer. With the new academic term fast approaching, we’d like to invite you to our next Distance Learning Forum. The DLF was created as a network of those involved in our (now mainly online) distance learning courses. It provides a space to discuss challenges and solutions, and advocates…

Notes from the DLF on 9 May: Blackboard Ultra and Sway

At our meeting on 9 May we were hearing about Blackboard Ultra and we also had a workshop about using Sway.  I decided to make the note in Sway: have a look and see what you think.  Following discussion with CTIL, I discovered that unfortunately the ’embed’ code for Sway doesn’t like WordPress much, so…

Notes from the DLF on 05.03.19

We had a great meeting on Tuesday 5 March, when Jonathan Walker of UoDIT ran us through some of the facilities offered by the new interactive learning space in Dalhousie… and we discussed programme evaluation, with helpful inputs from Iain Gillespie on the University Survey Service and Martin Glover on the PG survey. Read all about the…

Academic Skills Centre Sharing Good Practice Seminar series

· Three upcoming seminars of interest to anyone involved in distance and online learning · All seminars are at 12.30-1.45pm in the EduZone, Main Library, and include lunch Friday 1 March Developing scholarship and evidence-based practice in digitally distributed learning and teaching – Professor Keith Smyth, University of the Highlands and Islands Wednesday 20 March…

Coming up… DLF meeting on 5 March 2019, 14.00-16.00 hrs, Dalhousie 2S15

We are looking forward to welcoming you along to the next meeting of the Distance Learning Forum which takes place on Tuesday 5 March. Here are the topics we’ll be covering: (1) The new interactive learning space at Dalhousie 2S15 As you will see from the subject line above, we’re holding this meeting in the…

Notes from the DLF meeting on 29 November 2018

Please have a look at the notes from our DLF 29 November meeting, when when we focused upon student engagement online, encouraging learners to take responsibility for their own learning and lastly, the University’s Adviser of studies handbook. As our last couple of follow up online sessions have not been well attended, we have decided not…

New Drop In service for distance learners…

The following information was provided by staff at the Academic Skills Centre about a new service they will be offering: ASC plan to launch a distance learning drop-in in Semester 2. Exact details will be confirmed shortly and disseminated early next semester through our School Leads and other channels. Several people have already expressed in…