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Designing and Evaluating Online Learning

Methods For Change

Monday, 9 July 2018 from 13:45 to 17:00 (BST)

Designing and Evaluating Online Learning

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Online learning is increasingly important for universities and other learning organisations. This workshop equips you with the know-how to develop effective online learning activities for your audiences.

Whether you are developing a standalone online course, enhancing existing digital learning or adding a digital dimension to face-to-face learning, this workshop will give you essential guidance.

The workshop addresses key topics, including:

  • Making the most of digital learning experiences and learning management systems.
  • Making online learning or engagement accessible for diverse audiences
  • Avoiding common pitfalls in design of online learning and engagement
  • Evaluating quality of experience and impact of digital learning activities


The workshop is relevant to those involved in designing and evaluating online courses for formal education (e.g. within universities and colleges), MOOCS, online training and professional development.



Lisa Taylor-Sayles Professor

Lisa Sayles is Professor of Communication at College of the Redwoods in California (USA), where she teaches intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, and Public Speaking.

As the Distance Education Coordinator for the College, she evaluates distance education curriculum, and trains and certifies instructors to design digital environments and teach in distance education modalities. She also delivers professional training on accessible online learning practices and effective communication in both formal and informal learning environments. Sayles holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from The Art Institute of Boston and a Master of Science in communication studies from Portland State University.

Small group communication
Intercultural communication
Digital learning design
Visual Art
Communication Studies

Dr. Eric Jensen Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Jensen is author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE). He has extensive experience designing and conducting quantitative and mixed methods evaluations at institutions including the National Gallery, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Cheltenham Literature Festival, the British Museum, San Diego Zoo and Bronx Zoo. Dr. Jensen holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (UK). He teaches social research methods at the University of Warwick. 

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Research Methods
Impact Evaluation
Survey Design
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods 
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University Staff  £96
Charities & unaffiliated individuals   £85
Concessionary (students & unemployed)  £48

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Dana Research Centre and Library
165 Queen's Gate
SW7 5HD London
United Kingdom

Monday, 9 July 2018 from 13:45 to 17:00 (BST)

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Methods For Change

Guiding you on state of the art research techniques

Methods for Change is a series of practitioner focused workshops designed to guide you and your organisation on the best evaluation and research techniques and ideas available. These sessions will empower you and your organisation to become more effective at gathering and getting the most out of your data.

Workshops cover a range of evaluation tools and techniques for data collection and analysis, focusing on different sectors with invited expert speakers and facilitators. All of this is aimed at helping to provide resources and support to enable better quality evaluation and research to improve services and practices.

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