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1 Health & Sciences Distance Learning Scheme LTSN-GEES VLE Conference Birmingham 2003 Development and Delivery of Off-Campus Web-based Postgraduate Environmental & Sustainability DL Awards Dr. Glynn Skerratt ILTM DL Scheme Leader & Postgraduate Award Tutor Faculty of Health and Sciences

2 Health & Sciences Distance Learning Scheme Off-Campus Awards… MA Sustainable Development MSc Sustainability and Environmental Management MSc Water and Environmental Management PgC in Environmental Management and Protection MSc Pollution Management _________________________________________ MSc Forensic Science MSc Molecular Biology MSc Environmental Geology and Management

3 Health & Sciences Distance Learning Scheme Total Enrolled Learners Environment & Sustainability [Sept.2003]

4 Health & Sciences Distance Learning Scheme MSc Water and Environmental Management

5 Health & Sciences Distance Learning Scheme PgC Environmental Management & Protection

6 Health & Sciences Distance Learning Scheme MA Sustainable Development

7 Health & Sciences Distance Learning Scheme 2½ - 3 Year Route for MSc [ Months for PgC] MSc/PgD in Water and Environmental Management PgC in Environmental Management and Protection 2½ - 3 Year Route for MSc [ Months for PgC] YEAR STUDY SESSION 1/2 1 st 9-week period2 nd 9-week period1 st 9-week period2 nd 9-week period Environmental Policy Legislation and Regulation* Tools for Evaluating Environmental Performance and Sustainability* Environmental Management Systems* Sustainable Business Development* YEAR STUDY SESSION 1/2 1 st 9-week period2 nd 9-week period1 st 9-week period2 nd 9-week period Air Pollution and Control Land Pollution and Control Urban Wastewater Treatment Drinking Water Treatment YEAR 3 Dissertation/Project

8 Health & Sciences Distance Learning Scheme Some general points about the L&T content… Learning Outcomes for the Modules [mapped to those for the Award] VLE – migrated from COSE to Blackboard Sept. 03 Activities consist of an introduction, some things-to- do (reading, writing, thinking etc.) and a number of tasks The Activities are released/shared with learners progressively as the module itself progresses Mixture of formative and summative assessments

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11 EPLR SCM Tools SCM EMS SCM SBD SCM Land SCM Drinking Water SCM General layout and format of module content 85%80%83%87%85%80% Evenness of work distribution throughout module 80%78%58%71%80%40% Emphasis and scope of module content 90%76%68%78%80% Overall assessment procedure and mechanisms 85%76%80%73%80% Preparative workshop at University 65%68%60%63%87%100% Feedback and support from University personnel 93%82%87%83%85%80% Speed of response to queries 95%91% 88%90%100% Module Feedback Information

12 Health & Sciences Distance Learning Scheme Some DL management issues… Institutional support – how embedded are you? Support for tutors, learners, admin.? QA issues – validation and operational – QAA :~/ Security and audit trail for learners credentials and bona fides? Paperwork, archiving & ability to effectively enrol/track learners? University deadlines/plagiarism/extenuating circumstances procedures? Flexibility of access – enrol/learn-on-demand? On-campus attendance requirements? Costing/pricing models – fee structure? Marketing – sensitivity/costs? Accreditation/partnerships?

13 Health & Sciences Distance Learning Scheme Thank you for your attention :~) Glynn Skerratt


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