Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Supporting online students

Support from the IAD and sector-wide resources.

From the Institute for Academic Development

The IAD offer a range of short courses to support online postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh.

Institute for Academic Development - online support for PGT students

Student Transitions into and Through Online Learning

Part of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Enhancement work, a set of transitions resources are available to support students studying online. it comprises of four themes:

  • Being an effective online learner;
  • Working with others online;
  • Learning effectively with technology;
  • Being a responsible online learner;

From the Enhancement Themes website, you can download the:

Checklists and reflective activities (PDF)

Tutor guide

There is also a playlist of four videos, one for each theme:

Supporting online students transitions - video playlist