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Year: 2020

I just wanted to write a quick blog post about what I’ve learned about community and group work when you are a distance learner. I will start with a personal anecdote. When I was a teenager, my father spent 8 years completing a part-time MBA as a distance learner whilst working full-time in a very […]

So far taking part in this online teaching course has helped me to identify the things that I’m already doing well as an online teacher (of the veterinary anaesthesia rotation) and the things that could be improved. I have discussed the importance of teacher presence in a previous blog post, but am I actually doing […]

When I started working through the online teaching course, one of the questions that I wanted an answer to was how can I help students to engage? It is easy to see when a student is active on a discussion board and conclude that they are engaging. Some students are “lurkers” who are very active […]

Digital education is here and it keeps on coming In this blog post I want to examine how I feel about the future of digital education, based on excerpts (italicised) from the Near Future Teaching project, which can be read in full here. First up is unbundling. ‘Unbundling’ refers to the disaggregation of higher education […]


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