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This paper reports on the experiences of developing and delivering the online MSc. in Business Intelligence and Data Mining between 2010 and 2013. We outline our rationale for the selection of Adobe Connect as a synchronous classroom tool and discuss our use of the moodle virtual learning environment to support asynchronous learning and communication. We also discuss some of the key changes in approaches to teaching and assessment and the challenges that were faced by academics in adapting classroom based courses to an online distance education environment. We conclude by examining student interactions with the synchronous and asynchronous delivery technologies and reflect on feedback provided by staff and students throughout the delivery of the course.
McSweeney, D., Hoffmann, M., Gray, G. & Keyes, L. (2015). Lessons learned from Teaching Data Analytics in a Fully Online Mode at Postgraduate Level. Higher Education in Transformation Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2015, pp.265-272.