Reflections on Designing and Delivering an Online Distance Learning Programme in the Mathematical Sciences

Eilidh Jack, Craig Alexander, David McArthur, Colette Mair


In 2013, the University of Glasgow set out a Blended and Online Learning Development scheme focussing on fully online distance learning programmes and blended programmes. In 2017 the School of Mathematics and Statistics within the University of Glasgow developed part-time, online distance learning programmes (PG Diploma/PG Certificate/MSc) in Data Analytics. The programmes have used considerable innovation in terms of course content, assessment, course management and delivery, and in student support. In this case study, we will reflect our experiences of developing and delivering online distance learning programmes and provide future recommendations considering the recent expansion of remote learning across higher educational institutes globally.


Blended and Online Learning; Data Analytics; Learning Technology

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