Category: Distance Learning Forum

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…

Coming soon: DLF meeting on Thursday 29 November, Dalhousie 1G06; 14.00-16.00 hrs

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the next DLF meeting, when we’ll be discussing: (1) Student engagement online: how we do it and how we could do it better (2) Responsibility of learners for their own learning (3) Adviser of studies handbook  Hope to see you there! Aileen…

Grainne Conole presenting on Reimaging the future of education and the role of digital technologies

Message from Monica Matthews, Academic Skills for Staff Coordinator: PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 23 JANUARY 2019. Monica will be in touch with everyone who signed up. You’re invited! As a member of the DLF, we thought you might be interested in the next Academic Skills Centre lunchtime seminar in our series…

DUSA questions for the DLF

At our meeting on 25 September Sofia Skevofylaka and Stewart Squire of DUSA gave a short presentation about what the Students’ Association does for students in general, including DL students.   They have approximately 500 class representatives – there should be one for every class.  Not all DUSA’s services are currently available to distance learners, but…

Notes from the DLF meeting on 25 September 2018

Sofia Skevofylaka and Stewart Squire of DUSA gave a short presentation about what the Students’ Association does for students in general, including DL students.  See separate blog posting about this input. Hamish Loveday of CTIL spoke to us on the topic ‘My Dundee: Change is coming’ Blackboard SaaS (software as a service) is moving My…

Forthcoming events from the Academic Skills Centre (ASC)

Monica Matthews, Academic Skills for Staff Co-ordinator, has asked me to circulate the following news about forthcoming events from ASC: You are invited! The Academic Skills Centre will be focussing on Distance Learning in this year’s Sharing Good Practice Lunchtime Seminar Series, which kicks off on 31 October (fancy dress not required!) with our new Academic Lead for…

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