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Investment in eLearning posts

22 Jun 2020

A message from Professor Danielle George

Danielle George by Paul Wilkinson

As outlined in April McMahon’s message, in response to the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be delivering all lectures online in semester 1 of 20/21 and offering other teaching and learning activities, such as seminars and practicals on campus if it is open.  The hybrid-flexible approach gives our students a choice and, for those who are unable to come to campus due to personal circumstances, reassurance that they will not be excluded. 

Developing the high-quality online teaching we need to meet this commitment will place considerable demands on our teaching staff and require significant support from eLearning professionals. 

We are working together on a plan to ensure that this support is available, ensuring that eLearning (and other) staff are deployed in the areas of greatest need and recruiting additional learning professionals to work alongside the existing teams.

The investment in eLearning will allow us not only to meet the current commitments for online teaching in semester 1 2020/21 but will also support a longer-term strategy to develop the University’s vision for online and blended learning. 

Danielle George

Associate Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students

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