Learning and teaching on this programme will be supported by distance online learning, delivered via Moodle, the University’s chosen Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The programme's approach to learning and teaching emphasises the construction and maintenance of an online learning community that is both challenging and supportive. Extensive use is made of electronic resources including e-books, online journals online, podcasts and video clips. You will be offered both flexibility and supportive scaffolding via a series of formative learning activities structured around milestone targets for each course.
Learning support takes the form of group and individual communications facilitated by the VLE and supplemented by the appropriate use of email, telephone and webinars as appropriate. Synchronous communications, webinars and Skype, will be used as appropriate (factoring in time zones and relative bandwidth issues) for additional interaction.
You will all be enrolled on the programme's Common Room, which contains advice on the use of Moodle, Academic Literacy and University and external learning support resources. Three weeks prior to commencing your first course, you will participate in an orientation programme designed to ensure you feel competent and confident using the Moodle learning environment and you will also meet the staff who will teach you and your fellow students online.
The University of Glasgow already offers a number of highly successful, positively evaluated distance online programmes, including an international Doctorate in Education (EdD), and so you will be taught and supported by a team of experienced online distance learning practitioners.