Centre for Online and Distance Education

Our aims and objectives

The Centre provides recognised expertise of the highest standards. We support a community of practice, promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing and provide a focus for the development of high-quality learning, teaching and assessment. Our work is informed by and leads developments in research, pedagogy, practice and innovation.

Download our latest report on our activities during 2019 and 2020. (PDF Opens in a new window)

Our aims and objectives

The Centre provides recognised expertise of the highest standards. We support a community of practice, promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing and provide a focus for the development of high-quality learning, teaching and assessment. Our work is informed by and leads developments in research, pedagogy, practice and innovation.

Download our latest report on our activities during 2019 and 2020. (PDF Opens in a new window)

Our aim

  • To enhance the student experience and improve student achievement through the deployment of online and distance education.

Our objectives

  • promote excellence in teaching that is focused on online and distance learning
  • promote research into online and distance education within the University of London
  • enhance online and distance learning and its status in higher education
  • foster and evaluate pedagogic, technological and organisational innovation
  • facilitate dissemination of best practice within the community of London Member Institutions, within the UK and internationally.

What we do

  • coordinate an advocacy and development network in the University of London Federation, within the UK and internationally
  • raise awareness of and promote discussion about learning and teaching innovation
  • manage the distribution and monitoring of projects and Awards for the University of London
  • provide training, capacity building, knowledge management, development funding and consultancy services
  • organise development events including symposia, seminars and conferences
  • manage the work of a panel of experts and specialists, to provide recognised expertise of the highest standards.