CDE Events

Forthcoming and prior events such as the RIDE conference are showcased here.

Supporting Student Success 2020

Our annual Supporting Student Success event will be on Wednesday 21 October, 10.00 – 13.15. This digital event will focus on Digital Assessment Practice.

The Autumn 2020 Supporting Student Success event will take the form of an online workshop with presentations on a range of topics in the field of student experience of and innovations in assessment.

Download the programme.

Register for this event.

Experiences in Digital Learning Webinar Series

These monthly CDE webinars provide a platform for exploration, exchange and learning from the innovation and development taking place in digital learning in a time of Pandemic. Next event:

Thursday 5th November, 14.00 – 15.00 GMT: Adventures in synchronous online teaching

Following on from our webinar in October exploring Learning design for flexibility and contingency, CDE, Goldsmiths and University of London in Paris will host the second of this year’s Experiences in Digital Learning webinars, focusing on synchronous online teaching.

Register for this event.

Masterclasses

The CDE is available to provide masterclasses in a wide range of learning, teaching, assessment and technology areas relevant to colleagues preparing for the autumn term, so please contact cde@london.ac.uk to find out more about bespoke training and development for your teams.

Past events

Experiences in Digital Learning Webinar Series

These monthly CDE webinars provide a platform for exploration, exchange and learning from the innovation and development taking place in digital learning in a time of Pandemic.

Thursday 1 October 14.00 – 15.00 Experiences in Digital Learning: Learning design for flexibility and contingency. 

This first event in this series, organised by ULIP, Goldsmiths and the Centre for Distance Education, will cover learning design. As recent circumstances have shown, both teachers and learners have demonstrated tremendous resilience in maintaining continuity, successfully completing coursework or graduating. Our panel will discuss how to design for teaching and learning, and support interactive learning through flexible models. They will share practical design tools used for mapping the learning journey.

The panel is composed of three experts who will discuss current practices and will be chaired by Dr. Linda Amrane-Cooper, Head of the Centre for Distance Education at the University of London Worldwide. It will be followed by a Q&A session where you will you be able to post your questions.

More details and link to the event recording.

Flexible learning in uncertain times: Supporting Recognised Teaching Centres

To support Recognised Teaching Centres, which around 30,000 of our students attend, we are running a webinar and online workshop series - Flexible learning in uncertain times.  Colleagues from University of London Recognised Teaching Centres are invited to join us at these events.

Thursday 16 July 11.00 – 12.00 BST    Flexible learning in uncertain times: Approaches to Interactive and distributed online learning. (For Teaching staff, technology support staff). View the webinar recording.

Monday 20 July 11.00 – 12.00 BST    Flexible learning in uncertain times: Student Experience. (For Library, careers, well-being and student life cycle staff.)

Wednesday 22 July 11.00 – 12.00 BST    Flexible learning in uncertain times: Strategic planning and management. (For Institution leaders, Department heads).
 

The workshops will be interactive and will last for 60 minutes. Participants will be provided with a (PDF) Certificate of Attendance via email. 

Jumping online: Sustaining quality learning

Webinar: Tuesday 23 June 2020, 11.30 – 12.30 BST

We know that colleagues are considering next steps including possible continued further online teaching during the autumn 2020 and to assist this planning are pleased to invite you to the second of CDE’s webinars designed to support the move to online during the pandemic. 

The issue of the quality of the student experience in online learning is of critical importance. How adequately does our management of quality in learning and teaching in campus based programmes transfer into the online mode? What new concepts and practices do we need to develop to ensure our students learn effectively and engage fully with their programmes of study as we move into our autumn terms?

The webinar will be led by two CDE fellows, J Simon Rofe, Academic Head of Digital Learning at SOAS University of London, and Jonathan San Diego, Lecturer in Technology & Health Informatics Education and Director of the iTEL Hub at Kings College, London and by Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Knowledge Lab.

In preparation for the webinar you may find it helpful to download the emerging from lockdown report by UUK and the CDE Reflective Tool for Emergency Response to Teaching Online.

This tool is aimed at those who were required to make a rapid emergency response to the Covid-19 pandemic by moving their teaching and/or assessment activities online but it will prompt you to start thinking about what worked well and what was less successful and the implications of the emergency teaching process for the next academic year and beyond. The Reflective Tool is part of our extensive web resource base to support colleagues grappling with the effects of Covid-19.

Download the presentation slides:

Sustaining quality without staff overload (Laurillard)

The value of collaborative learning communities in student success (Rofe)

Watch the webinar recordings (roughly 20 minutes each):

Part 1 (Opens in new window)

Part 2 (Opens in new window)

Part 3 (Opens in new window)

Read our blog about the event

Tell us what you think (Opens in new window) about these "jumping online" webinars

 

The Future of Social, Creative and Experiential Digital Learning

Webinar: Tuesday 23 June 2020, 13.00-14.30 UTC (starting at 14.00 in London, 15.00 in Paris, 9.00 in Philadelphia)

The University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP)  and Goldsmiths University of London are pleased to invite you to a webinar exploring what digital learning/teaching practices will need to address in a post-Covid-19 world.

Over the last decade there have been forecasts of the imminent disruption of higher education. Recently HE around the world rapidly adapted to an atomised world where physical interaction was no longer an option. Institutions, faculties and their students managed to remain connected only by the digital. But what comes after this first wave of innovation and change? What can we learn about new ways of coordinated, experimental, social, creative and experiential forms of digital learning and teaching? How can we question some of the custom and practice of both traditional and online education, and make something new and lasting for a changed world?

Hear from a range interdisciplinary experts and practitioners as they discuss current practices and new trends. Followed by a Q&A session.

View a recording of the event.

Read a summary of the event.

Jumping online: What have we learned?

The Centre for Distance Education is keen to provide support and development for those working in online education during these unprecedented times. As part of our portfolio of support, we have prepared an extensive web resource base.

Additionally, we shall be holding a webinar on Thursday 28 May 2020 13.00-14.15 on the topic "Jumping online: What have we learned?"

In this webinar we shall be providing some short inputs from Centre for Distance Education practitioners on a range of topics including supporting peer engagement, online assessment, online pedagogy and curriculum design, but the emphasis will be on sharing issues, approaches and solutions arising from the impact of the pandemic.

View a recording of this webinar.

RIDE 2020 conference

The 14th Research and Innovation in Distance Education, and eLearning (RIDE) annual conference addressed the theme of Examining disruptive innovations in distance education.

Venue: University of London, Senate House, Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Event date: 13 March 2020
Time: 9:00 - 17:00

Topics:

  • Open Educational Resources: where are we in 2020?
  • Artificial Intelligence in education
  • Decolonising the curriculum: what does it mean in the ODL context?
  • Professional development for distance/open learning
  • Digital skills for students and staff in distance education
  • Methodologies that positively disrupt learning and teaching tasks
  • Assessment, collaboration and peer learning in online communities

For further details see the conference programmes and presentations:

This popular event has become a fixture in academics’ and educational technologists’ calendars in and beyond London. Reserve your place online here.

Prior events 2019-2018

Supporting Student Success 2019

This annual CDE workshop offers professional development for colleagues in the field of distance and online learning. This year's themes include innovations in methods for enhancing student retention, progression and employability; innovations in programme design; embedding and exploring student literacies and teacher educator development in Africa. Wednesday 9 October 2019 9 am to 2 pm, University of London Senate House.  For full details see the workshop programme.

RIDE 2019 conference

The 13th Research and Innovation in Distance Education, and eLearning (RIDE) annual conference addresses the challenges of digital education.

This popular event has become a fixture in academics’ and educational technologists’ calendars in and beyond London.

This year's themes were:

  • assessment
  • peer learning
  • student experience and engagement
  • professional development
  • digital skills for students and staff
  • the changing role of the distance learning practitioner.

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Venue and Programme

Venue: University of London, Senate House, Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Event date: 15 March 2019
Time: 9:00 - 17:00

Download the programme of events for the day [PDF].

Supporting Student Success 2018

A one day workshop of professional development for colleagues in the field of distance and online learning, based around the theme of ‘Supporting Student Success’. Thursday 11 October 2018.

RIDE 2018 conference

A one day conference on Learning Design: Integrating Learning, Teaching and Student Support. Friday 16 March 2018.

Read more about RIDE 2018.