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We identified that a key factor in making collaborative activity work was building effective learning environments for students on collaborative programmes. We broadened our scope to include not only collaborative activity, but also online / distance learning, as many of the lessons learned apply to both contexts.

Event

We held Making it Work: Building Learning Communities at a Distance on 19 May 2016. This event gave the Scottish sector an opportunity to consider the challenges of creating effective learning opportunities for students on collaborative, online or distance programmes, and of supporting staff working in these contexts.


Through keynote presentations and case studies, delegates learned how colleagues create effective learning communities across a variety of types of collaborative, online, and distance programmes.


As part of the event, we designed a card sort exercise. The cards allow you to work with groups of staff within your institution to consider the design and delivery of effective collaborative activity. Use the activity and cards as a workshop or team meeting to evaluate your own institutional practice.


Resources

Building Student Learning Communities at a Distance

Publication Date: 26 May 2016

Better together - Creating collaborative learning societies

Publication Date: 26 May 2016

Student engagement - the quality of transnational and online distance learning

Publication Date: 24 May 2016

An innovative approach to international education

Publication Date: 26 May 2016

Engaging and representing students studying at a distance

Publication Date: 14 Jun 2016

Putting the four C's into practice

Publication Date: 26 May 2016

Supporting student-led communities via virtual campuses

Publication Date: 26 May 2016

Working together to embrace difference

Publication Date: 26 May 2016

Attend, engage, learn and build community

Publication Date: 26 May 2016

GCU and the Caledonian College of Engineering in Oman

Publication Date: 26 May 2016

Student representation for reps at a distance: Support, Community and Inclusion

Publication Date: 26 May 2016

Supporting students regardless of distance

Publication Date: 08 Aug 2016

Learning Community Cards

Publication Date: 18 May 2016

Card activity instructions

Publication Date: 18 May 2016