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ERIC Number: EJ923978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0513
Teaching Science and Technology via Online Distance Learning: The Experience of Teaching Biostatistics in an Online Master of Public Health Programme
Gemmell, Isla; Sandars, John; Taylor, Stewart; Reed, Katie
Open Learning, v26 n2 p165-171 2011
This paper describes the development and teaching of a biostatistics module within a fully online distance learning Master of Public Health (MPH) programme at the University of Manchester. The MPH programme caters for students from over 40 countries worldwide and all materials are delivered via the Blackboard virtual learning environment. In this paper we describe how we have developed teaching materials according to the pedagogic approach and embraced new technologies to allow us to enhance the learning experience for our students. This has been carried out within a dedicated multi-disciplinary team incorporating academics, e-learning technologists and administrative staff.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)