“the greater a student’s “sense of belonging” to the university, the greater is his or her commitment to that institution … and the more likely it is that he or she will remain” (Hoffman et al (2002-2003, p.228). Online learners need to develop and maintain a healthy Sense of Belonging (SoB) if they are to … Continue reading A tutor toolkit to promote a Sense of Belonging for online learners
Presentation at the Teaching Excellence Network at the University of Glasgow by Susi Peacock and Christine DePlacido Last month, Susi and Christine visited the University of Glasgow to present at their inaugural event of the Teaching Excellence Network for Senior and Principal Fellows and Teaching Award winners. The Network seeks to establish a trusting, collegiate, … Continue reading Developing a Network to Support Change.
At the beginning of October, Roni Bamber ran 5 days of workshops for Metropolitan College collaborative partner staff in Thessaloniki and Piraeus. The Piraeus workshops were held in the brand new MC campus, south of Athens. 35 people who are starting to teach on a range of QMU programmes (Business, Dietetics, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, … Continue reading Workshops in Greece
A total of 85 participants from subject specialisms as diverse as journalism, speech and language, business, media, physiotherapy and occupational therapy attended the six workshops on
Professor Nello Scarabottolo from the University of Milan shared his research with us comparing students who are studying face-to-face or online on his undergraduate computer degree. When the degree was launched it was the only one in Italy and was attractive to students especially those already working in the computer industry as well as those … Continue reading A comparison between online and face-to-face students experiences by Professor Scarabottolo
In May 2018, Susi was invited to visit Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad in Romania by the Rektor and Professor Dorin in the education department. Susi presented at the at the graduation event for social science students. In her speech entitled “Shaping the New” (translated into Romanian), Susi encouraged learners to celebrate their achievements whilst … Continue reading Arad University visit
On 5 April 2018, Rachel Mapson from Speech, Hearing and Sciences and Nial Vivian from the Consumer Dispute Resolution Centre shared their experiences of creating and running open, online courses to raise awareness of their online programmes. These are short courses, lasting between 2 to 5 weeks, which are available to anyone who signs up … Continue reading Introducing free, short, online taster sessions