Bridges to study: How to create a successful online foundation course

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Online access courses can enable more students who don’t come to higher education directly from high school to smoothly enter university. Here are tips for designing an effective online university foundation programme.
Online teaching often meets resistance, particularly when the student cohort is as diverse and unique as those in university bridging courses. We all know that the Covid-19 pandemic utterly disrupted the higher education system, but the forced opportunity it offered was to challenge our own thinking about bridging courses in the online space. This shift has yielded very positive results for our students.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationTimes Higher Education
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2022


  • online education
  • online foundation course
  • online teaching
  • student education


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