The Digital Learning Team
The Digital Learning Team is responsible for the University’s external digital learning channels. These channels include iTunes U, educational areas of YouTube, Jorum and the FutureLearn MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform.
Digital learning has many benefits. For the students it plays an important part in the blended learning they enjoy; there are already lots of digital resources available on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The Digital Learning Team has been set up to produce high quality educational resources for outward-facing platforms. These materials are available for our campus based students but can also be accessed by learners worldwide!
New online courses earn academic credits for degrees
The University of Leeds is proud to announce that it is the first Russell Group university to launch a credit-bearing online course on the FutureLearn platform.
The University is one of eight leading higher education institutions from around the world offering such courses on the FutureLearn platform. Called Programs, they will enable learners to take part in high-quality online courses that could earn them credit towards a university degree.
Leeds’ first Program is called Environmental Challenges and is made up of five short online courses that consider the relationships between people and nature, as well as the challenging and difficult decisions we face when managing natural resources.
Digital Learning Team wins Learning Association for Learning Technology’s Learning Technologist of the Year award
We are delighted to announce that the Digital Learning Team were the team award winners at the 2015 Association for Learning Technology’s Learning Technologist of the Year Awards. The awards celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology field and aim to promote intelligent use of Learning Technology on a national scale.
ALT Chief Executive Maren Deepwell said: “This year’s winners demonstrate the scale and scope of Learning Technology and demonstrate how we can now deliver an enhanced experience for learners at scale.”
Professor Neil Morris, Director of Digital Learning at Leeds, said: “The Digital Learning Team has produced a large number of exceptional quality digital learning materials and online courses over the last couple of years which have been used and enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of learners worldwide. It’s great to get this recognition for all their hard work.”
Further information about the awards can be found at https://www.alt.ac.uk/get-involved/ltawards
Diana Laurillard presents Neil Morris with Learning Technology Team of the Year Award.