Lessons learned from early adopters of blended and online learning

Huser, C. , Campbell, S. , Fontaine, S. , Jamieson, S. , Marks, L., Singer, J. and Young, R. (2021) Lessons learned from early adopters of blended and online learning. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2), pp. 137-145. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i2.488)

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Abstract

In 2013, the University of Glasgow published an e-learning strategy, setting out a vision for the University’s digital education delivery between 2013 and 2020. The strategy’s aim, in part, was the creation of personalised, interactive and feedback-rich courses, and staff were noted as key enablers of the strategic priorities. As a result of this strategy, several initiatives were developed, including the creation of massive open online courses (MOOCs), the implementation of the Blended and Online Learning Development (BOLD) project, which led to the creation of fully online PGT masters programmes, blended Undergraduate courses, and eventually, the creation of a Digital Education unit. More recently, micro-credential courses have been developed, which bridge the gap between MOOCs and full online accredited programmes. Finally, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to the rapid pivot to remote teaching. In this article, we describe the roles, challenges and opportunities of early adopters in a number of these initiatives across the University, giving a reflective account of our lessons learnt and recommendations for staff involved in similar initiatives.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Blended learning, e-learning, MOOC, online-distance learning, micro-credential, COVID-19.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Young, Dr Ronnie and Fontaine, Ms Samantha and Huser, Dr Camille and Campbell, Ms Sue and Marks, Dr Leah and Singer, Dr Jeremy and Jamieson, Professor Susan
Authors: Huser, C., Campbell, S., Fontaine, S., Jamieson, S., Marks, L., Singer, J., and Young, R.
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
Publisher:Edinburgh Napier University
ISSN:2051-9788
ISSN (Online):2051-9788
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
First Published:First published in Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice 9(2): 137-145
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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