Teaching science and technology via online distance learning: The experience of teaching biostatistics in an online Master of Public Health programme

Isla Gemmell, John Sandars, Stewart Taylor, Katie Reed

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    Abstract

    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. © 2011 The Open University.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)165-171
    Number of pages6
    JournalOpen Learning
    Volume26
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • Blackboard
    • e-learning
    • Online learning
    • Statistics

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