Online Learners Visit Derby To Connect At Residential Event

Online Learners Visit Derby To Connect At Residential Event

Over 50 students who study from their homes around the UK with the University of Derby Online Learning visited the University’s Kedleston Road site to meet fellow students and academics from their course for the very first time.

The cohort of students attended the Environmental Health MSc residential week (May 13 – 17) to complete a range of group based projects as part of their masters degree. While in Derby the online learners had an invaluable opportunity to network with other students and apply the theory they had learned to their area of professional practice.

Online Students Travel Thousands of Miles To Derby

Students studying through the University of Derby Online swapped virtual for real life learning last week when they attended ‘Psychology in Practice’, a Derby based residential week organised by the University.

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Web Technologies

Web-based systems, web-enabled systems and web-enhanced systems are becoming increasingly prevalent. Emerging web technologies are continuously being introduced, so it’s vital that you understand the current and future architecture, communication, and technological requirements of web technologies.
In this module you will learn about a number of tools, techniques, technologies and architectures, enabling you to decide how suitable specific web solutions are for particular purposes.

Independent Studies

This module provides you the opportunity to consolidate, apply and extend your understanding, skills and knowledge developed throughout the programme. The aim is to ensure that you are able to formulate and tackle real world commercial problems competently, efficiently, independently, and with relevance to a particular problem and/or application. This piece of work should also draw upon your knowledge and experience from your undergraduate degree or experience.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

Object-Oriented Analysis, Design and Implementation

Object orientation is one of the most popular concepts used in designing web applications. You will experience a full development project lifecycle, starting with requirements gathering and ending with documentation and evaluation. Through this, you will learn about the myriad skills and techniques required to bring an application development project to a successful conclusion.

IT Project Management

This module is about the management of IT-oriented projects. You will experience organisational, managerial and professional issues, in preparation for large scale projects in the workplace. You will work both in small groups and individually to critically explore, apply, experiment and evaluate IT project management frameworks.

We’ll use online discussions to collectively explore current established project management approaches.  You will be able to engage in peer-review and present ideas and assessment proposals to gain feedback on your ideas.