The Distance Learning Forum acts as a hub to share and develop practice on online distance learning.
The forum is led by two academic distancelearning champions and there is close collaboration with the Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning. The forum meets 8 times each academic year (4 times on campus and 4 times online) to showcase, share and develop good practice across the University. It is attended by academic staff, Professional Services staff and student representatives, and has the explicit aims of fostering a strong sense of belonging beyond the University’s physical environment and championing the needs of distance learners.
Recent Forum topics have included: inclusion and diversity; academic misconduct; the University’s virtual learning environment; effective tools for online learning and teaching; and accessibility. For more information and the latest news/meeting dates please see our blog.
The Distance-learning-manifesto sets out the aims of this community of practice.