Simon Horrocks is Assistant Director (Development, Learning and Teaching) at the Open University in Wales. He is responsible for the support provided to the OU students in Wales and also the University’s postgraduate education students who are distributed around the world.
Simon is @OUCymru’s lead for engagement on student experience matters with the Welsh Government, HEFCW and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
In a past life, Simon was an academic in Film and Media Studies, specialising in South-East Asian cinema and popular music culture.
Distance learning is not a new phenomenon but it has developed rapidly in the age of the Internet. More and more universities are exploring the opportunities that distance learning presents for reaching a wider range of students in the UK and internationally but this poses a number of questions, not least how pedagogy needs to be adapted to support a distributed body of learners. Wherever you are, I hope you can join #LTHEchat 58 to explore the opportunities and challenges of distance learning.
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