April 24, 2018

Distance education in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar -2004

Distance education in Mongolia Distance education in Mongolia

Distance education in Cuba

A revolutionary tank at the Universidad de Havana

Distance education in Cuba Distance education in Cuba

Distance Education in Afghanistan

Kuchi family near Bamian

Distance Education in Afghanistan Distance Education in Afghanistan

A personal view of e-learning in Saudi Arabia

A mosque in Arar, Northern Saudi Arabia

A personal view of e-learning in Saudi Arabia A personal view of e-learning in Saudi Arabia

South Africa

White rhinos in Pilanesburg

South Africa South Africa

This Month’s Featured Post

‘Humans Wanted’: online learning and skills development

Royal Bank of Canada (2018) Humans Wanted Toronto ON: Royal Bank of Canada I have at last got hold of a full copy of this report that came out a couple of weeks ago. Much to my surprise, I found the report essential reading for anyone in education, mainly because it is relatively specific about […]

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‘Making Digital Learning Work’: why faculty and program directors must change their approach

Bailey, A. et al (2018) Making Digital Learning Work Boston MA:The Boston Consulting Group/Arizona State University Getting blended learning wrong I've been to several universities recently where faculty are beginning to develop blended or 'hybrid' courses which reduce but do not eliminate time on campus. I must confess I have mixed feelings about this. While I welcome such moves in principle, I … [Read More...]

Zuckerberg’s Frankenstein

Prosecutor: Dr. Frankenberg, are you aware that there is a monster roaming the countryside, stealing all the villagers' personal information? Dr. Frankenberg: Yes, sir, I am. Prosecutor: And is it true, Dr. Frankenberg, that you invented this monster, in your dorm room at Harvard? Dr.Frankenberg (proudly): Yes, sir. Prosecutor: And are you aware that your monster is going around … [Read More...]

‘Humans Wanted’: online learning and skills development

Royal Bank of Canada (2018) Humans Wanted Toronto ON: Royal Bank of Canada I have at last got hold of a full copy of this report that came out a couple of weeks ago. Much to my surprise, I found the report essential reading for anyone in education, mainly because it is relatively specific about the skills that the Canadian job market will need between 2018 and 2021, and the results were not … [Read More...]

Stanford University to be fully online by 2025?

Today I have received a tip from a close colleague that Stanford University is planning to build a partnership with Alphabet Inc., the owner of Google, to enable Stanford to become a fully online global university by 2025.  Because the university is on an Easter break, it was difficult to find anyone at Stanford to verify this rumour, but the planning seems to be quite advanced. Apparently … [Read More...]

How to deal with online learning ‘deniers’ in your institution

Lieberman, M. (2018) Overcoming faculty resistance - or not? Inside Higher Education, March 14 I've been a bit slow on picking up on this (thanks to WCET for bringing it to my attention), but this is such a useful article that it's well worth reading if you are encountering faculty or instructor resistance to online learning. This article is in response to an earlier IHE article from a … [Read More...]

Our responsibility in protecting institutional, student and personal data in online learning

WCET (2018) Data Protection and Privacy Boulder CO: WCET United States Attorney's Office (2018) Nine Iranians Charged With Conducting Massive Cyber Theft Campaign On Behalf Of The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps New York: U.S. Department of Justice With the recent publicity about unauthorised use of personal data on Facebook to manipulate elections in the USA and the U.K., and the … [Read More...]

Meeting the challenge of online degrees for the professions

  Chatlani, S. (2018) Navigating online professional degrees - potential and caution, Education Dive, March 21 In previous posts, I have pointed out the challenges of getting online qualifications recognised by professional associations, for instance: Have we reached a tipping point in teaching science and engineering online? Online education and the professional … [Read More...]