Designing for Distance Learning
Laying the right foundations
Designing and running effective, responsive, sustainable, maintainable, scalable and costed distance learning courses often involves skills, processes and resources outside of the scope of academic departments. This section explains how academic departments can take advantage of central support and concentrate on what they do best.
Operations and Fulfilment
Operations and Fulfilment deals with every aspect of distance learning production and dispatch, both on and off-line. This can range from printed course materials and readers through to initial starter parts with webcams and USB microphones.
At present this part Distance Education Centre (DEC) service is under development and the following may help to meet your immediate needs:
- See the CDDU Resources section for course design and development resources.
- The Student Learning Centre has an extensive range of resources to underpin your course design and support your students through their studies.
- The Library website has a Distance Learners & Part-time Research Students area and the subject librarians and the subject rooms have a wealth of information.
- IT Services offer Blackboard training programme that address on-line course design, Abobe Presenter which is a very effective learning technology, the Barefoot E-moderator course and Turnitin.
- The BDRA's Media Zoo is a good place to experiment with learning technologies.