For those who have
not studied online at distance before, it can feel overwhelming at first: providing
an induction course is vital to ease the transition and support students to
become effective online distance learners.
In this presentation we will look at the configuration and evaluation of
an online induction course in Moodle used to support students transitioning to
online distance learning.
We will take a
look at effectiveness of online induction provision in providing students with
an understanding of the technologies they will use during their online studies as
well as facilitating early interactions between students, academics and
learning technologists. Encompassed
throughout will be our experiences and advice on what works and doesn’t work in
running these types of courses in Moodle.
This presentation will likely
be of relevance to those involved with teaching and learning as well as
technologists and individuals working in training and support areas.
Dr Jo-Anne Murray
Associate Dean of Digital Education
University of Glasgow
Dr Jo-Anne Murray is Associate Dean
of Digital Education in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at
the University of Glasgow. Jo-Anne has developed and delivered many
online distance education programmes and has led the delivery of novel teaching
approaches; including the development of virtual campuses in Second Life,
digital feedback approaches and mobile apps to assist student learning. She also developed one of the first massive
open online courses in the UK.