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Online Learning Myth Busting Series: Myth #4 – “Online degrees are easier than on-campus degrees”

Guest post by Rachel Ashcroft, Digital Engagement Officer in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh Are online degrees easier than on-campus degrees? That’s certainly what some people would have you think about online learning. And it… Continue Reading →

Online Learning Myth Busting Series: Myth #3 – “Online learning can’t really be an effective way to study”

Guest post by Rachel Ashcroft, Digital Engagement Officer in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh Online learning is a powerful tool. Our students are able to fit their studies around full-time jobs and family life, before… Continue Reading →

World Conference on Online Learning

The theme for the World Conference on Online Learning which took place in Dublin in early November was “Transforming lives and societies” a theme which fits perfectly with one of the reasons we offer online degrees at the University of… Continue Reading →

Online Learning Myth Busting Series: Myth #2 – “Online degrees aren’t ‘real’ degrees”

Guest post by Rachel Ashcroft, Digital Engagement Officer in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh Misconceptions about online learning often lead to a snobbery that online degrees aren’t ‘real’ in some way. If a student hasn’t… Continue Reading →

Online Learning Myth Busting Series: Myth #1 – “Online degrees are really lonely”

Guest post by Rachel Ashcroft, Digital Engagement Officer in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh Many people are put off choosing to study an online degree because they believe that the experience will be an extremely… Continue Reading →

The real impact of online learning

I spent last week with 25 online masters students attending the Global Health Academy Summer School which was held at the University of Rwanda. This inspiring bunch of students are juggling busy working lives and family commitments yet remain committed… Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk LinkedIn

A Guest Blog post from Marketing Content Intern, Anna Mikhaylenko It’s no secret that the great power of social media management (SMM) plays a decisive role in strategically communicating the re-distribution of products, ideas and experiences in today’s mediated and… Continue Reading →

Knowing your audience

We’ve been gathering some data on our online student body recently, to help us better understand who they are and where they’re based. So what do know about our online students at the University of Edinburgh today? Well, they come… Continue Reading →

Learn with Facebook

Facebook jumped on the online learning bandwagon in November with their new elearning platform, Learn with Facebook. Blink and you might have missed this, for the launch seems to have been somewhat under the radar –  Google “Learn with Facebook”… Continue Reading →

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