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Studying Online: Guidance for your Students

To help students navigate online learning two students from MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography have written a guide sharing their experiences of online learning.

Self portrait by Francesco Pennacchio
Self portrait by Francesco Pennacchio

Francesco Pennacchio and Nicholas Schwaiger have produced a guide for students on how to learn and collaborate online using a variety of platforms. (Read more about Francesco and Nicholas at the end of this article)

Please share this guide with your students

Student authored Guide to Online Learning

Many of the digital tools recommended by them are non-UAL tools and platforms. Students are free to use any tool in their studies as it is their choice but there are restrictions on what staff can require students to use. The University has guidance for staff on the Use of non-UAL digital platforms in learning and teaching (pdf). It explains when it is appropriate and when it is unacceptable to use non-UAL platforms.

There is also a UAL website to support students studying online this term containing guides on using Moodle, Collaborate and Teams as well as information about Academic Support and the Library. Please promote UAL Studying Online to your students.

More about the authors 

Francesco Pannacchio

“I am Francesco. Italian by blood, Swiss by adoption, I am a student of the on-line MA in Photojournalism and Documentary photography. While I try to find my way in life, I am floating between science and photography. My current challenge: bringing the memory of my mother back to life for my MA major project!”

Nicholas Schwaiger

“My name is Nicolas, I am based in Berlin, Germany and I am a student in the “MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography” online course. Besides studying and photographing I also work as a freelance photography producer. Currently I am editing my first book for my Major Project which evolves around the themes of the single child and family life.”

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