DISTANCE EDUCATION - guides and documentation

As material are developed to support the University's DE (distance education) provision they will be made available throught his portal.

This document outlines the SCATE instructional design model, a framework to apply when designing distance education learning materials. It describes the elements: Scope, Content, Activity, Think, Extra.

This guide provides specific examples for practitioners applying the SCATE instructional design model. Examples are supplemented with references to further reading.

This guide provides authors with an idea of the deliverables expected for review by stakeholders (programme leader, module leader, eLearning team, partners etc) and the level of detail to provide against the agreed structure; in this case SCATE.

This document is essential for those authoring, reviewing and updating distance education learning materials. It provides a checklist to inspect developed materials against in terms of subject matter, pedagogy, equal opportunities and editorial issues.

This guide gives some background to instructional design models. The use of an instructional design model may provide guidance that will help you avoid some of the typical mistakes and pitfalls in materials design.

This guide gives authors an overview of grammar, spelling and house style conventions including: terminology, capitalisation, use of numbers, dates, abbreviations, referencing etc. The spellings list is a work in progress and will be added to from time to time.

This guide should be referred to by those who want to record short videos to enhance their online distance education web presence. It contains details of the preparation required and tips to follow.