The open university

Inducting International Online Learners onto Higher Education Courses

This project involved the development of recommendations for international distance learning induction programs, sub-contracted by the  Open University

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the need

Induction is a key part of any education programme, and for distance learning it is important to get this right, as there is less direct feedback so it is not as possible to flexibly adapt and change.  It is also important that induction approaches are inclusive to a range of people from multiple cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and with differing levels of privilege. 

our response

The project involved assessing and evaluating international approaches and developing guidelines.