A remarkable 18 months for CDE

The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) has had a remarkable 18 months. In 2020, within just a few short weeks, the world moved education online and many found it harder than they expected. CDE was able to step into the discussion about best practice in online learning, teaching and assessment with credibility and experience, and was able to project the knowledge of the University of London in this arena. 
 

A remarkable 18 months for CDE

The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) has had a remarkable 18 months. In 2020, within just a few short weeks, the world moved education online and many found it harder than they expected. CDE was able to step into the discussion about best practice in online learning, teaching and assessment with credibility and experience, and was able to project the knowledge of the University of London in this arena. 
 

From webinars to workshops; resources to help colleagues move to online teaching and assessment during the Covid-19 crisis; making (and receiving) awards for excellence in learning and teaching at a distance; capacity building for distance education in Nigeria; engaging University of London distance learning students as student research fellows; hosting international visiting scholars; evaluating the student experience and contributing to debate through the involvement of CDE Fellows in a variety of national and international organisations such as the Commonwealth of Learning, International Council for Distance Education, European Distance Education and E-Learning Network, Association of Learning Technology and Staff and Educational Development Association, the profile of the Centre has grown as we have had the opportunity to support innovation, staff development and provide thought leadership in the rapidly changing world of digital and distance education.