Request for Help

We have received the following request for student input from the University’s Online Distance Learning Group.  It would be great if some of you from the MSc E-Learning Programme could contribute your insights.  We hope that you will all respond to the Distance Education Student Barometer survey, and perhaps some would like to respond further, as outlined below.  If so, we would encourage you to contact Amy Woodgate directly.

Improving the ODL Student Experience – students needed!
In Autumn 2012, the Distance Education Student Barometer (DESB) will be sent out to all current ODL students to gain insight into their overall experience of ODL at the University. This is a very useful tool for general trends and we will circulate further information nearer the time.
However, to supplement this information, we are looking to identify a few ODL students who would be willing to talk to us (either via Skype or email) about their individual experience and gain insight into any issues not raised through the DESB.
If you know of any students, from your ODL programmes, who would have time over August to help, please contact Amy (

Author: Hamish Macleod

Senior Lecturer in the School of Education of the University of Edinburgh. C-Director of the MSc Programme in eLearning.