Adopting online learning on a large or small scale provides an excellent opportunity to re-consider your course design.
Your institution may find new ways to use technologies to engage students, maintain ongoing relationships and enhance feedback and assessment. It also presents an ideal mechanism for course teams to consider and adopt different pedagogical approaches.
Your students will need different kinds of support when learning online and adopting an institution-wide approach to this is important. In addition to teaching support at a distance, online students need appropriate technical and pastoral support.
We recommend you reading our companion guide, scaling up online learning, which offers a strategic and operational view of implementing online learning.
Our accompanying guide on technology and tools for online learrning takes you through the choices you need to make around selecting and using technologies. It also offers examples from a range of educational institutions that may inspire you.