The Distance Education Initiative is a University-wide project to substantially increase provision of online distance learning at postgraduate level. The project was approved by the Principal’s Strategy Group in summer 2010. Funding of £4.5 m has been allocated, profiled over 5 years.
The aim of the DEI is to reach new postgraduate (including CPD) student audiences by a substantial increase in the number and breadth of courses and programmes offered by the University via online distance education.
More information about the Distance Education Initiative is available on the DEI wiki (EASE authentication required) or from Sarah Gormley, DEI Project Officer (Sarah.Gormley@lists.ed.ac.uk).
Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning (IDEL) bursaries are open to all staff at the University who are working in or considering developing an Online Distance Learning (ODL) programme. This course is worth 40 credits and is the foundation element of the MSc in eLearning.
If you have any questions, please contact:
This is a 6-week online course for staff new to tutoring and teaching for online distance courses. There is no fee for this course.
The next 6-week course is likely to run from 25th Feb - 5th April 2013:
This article was published on Feb 27, 2012