Developing Online Training Courses: Blogs, wikis and search engines

At our workshop Developing Online Research Training and Course Delivery it was generally agreed that many historians were hesitant to use blogs and wikis although different age groups vary in this.  The age cohort is worth bearing in mind when setting up a course –...

Developing Online Training Courses: User Support

At our workshop held in June on Developing Online Research Training and Course Delivery the issue of user support and the role of the tutor came up as a complex problem for the online environment.  Here is a summary of what was said on the subject: It is important...

Developing Online Training Courses: Virtual Classrooms and Forums

After the presentations given at our workshop on Developing Online Research Training and Course Delivery we broke up into several groups to discuss the issues involved.  This proved to be a highly useful exercise. One part of that conversation focused on the problem...

The Open University History MA

I think it is safe to say that the Open University are considered the leaders in distance learning and online training.  In the UK they have certainly experimented with new tools and technologies long before other universities have even realised that those tools...

IHR Future Plans

Two weeks ago we held a workshop on developing online research training particularly focused on the History profession (see my previous posts).  Of course my post at the IHR asks for me to develop online training courses (not so much the content but the infrastructure...