Creating a successful learning experience for involuntary online learners and more art by Joan McLatchie

Creating a successful learning experience for involuntary online learners, 2021

This past year has been challenging for both staff and students engaging in enforced online learning. However, at the end of one of my modules, I received extremely positive comments from students via a range of sources, culminating in a 100% satisfaction rating on the module feedback survey. I therefore engaged in some reflective activity to identify what had made the module so successful for them: the artefact presented here is the result of my reflections.
In this image I map my pedagogic practice to Garrison, Anderson and Archer’s (1999) Community of Inquiry model for online education, using verbatim student quotes to illustrate each of my identified actions. The mapping activity demonstrates that the module achieved an appropriate balance of teacher, social and cognitive presence, leading to a meaningful student experience.


Dr Joan McLatchie is a Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Senior Fellow of the HEA. Her subject specialism is Hospitality and Business Events, but she also teaches Academic Skills and Literacies. She leads on Learning & Teaching for her subject group, and is an active member of the University’s Learning & Teaching network. Joan has a keen interest in pedagogy, specifically in relation to inclusivity, online education and student experience. She also leads on staff development activities, and is currently a committee member of the association for Scottish Higher Education Developers (SHED).

offered by:

other works by Joan McLatchie

Developing Academic Literacies..., 2021
75 x 100 cm (h x w)

more from Sam Illingworth


The Anthropocene

Chance Meeting


East of Zero


Do you create or deal with art?