February 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

Some thoughts on scaling online and digital learning

Chatlani, S. (2018) How to effectively scale a digital learning model, Education Dive, accessed February 13 Bates, A. and Sangra, A. (2011) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning San Francisco: Jossey Bass, Chapter 7 The sources The Chatlani article is interesting if a little frustrating, as it is a report on […]

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Have we reached a tipping point in teaching science and engineering online?

This post lists several new developments in delivering science and engineering online. These developments join a list of other efforts that are listed below in the reference section that suggest we may be reaching a tipping point in teaching science and engineering online. USA: The University of Colorado Boulder's Master of Science in Electrical Engineering UC Boulder is offering a Master … [Read More...]

Should online learning strategy be decided centrally?

Kim, J. (2018) Looking at the Future of Online learning through an Institutional Lens, Inside Higher Education, February 19 This is an excellent article that discusses the ongoing saga of centralisation vs decentralization regarding online learning. Kim here is arguing, on balance, for a central institutional strategy for online learning. Similar discussions have been ongoing about the … [Read More...]

Online education and the professional associations: the case of law

Image: Reality Sandwich, 2015 Lederman, D. (2018) The uncertain landscape for online legal education Inside Higher Education, January 24 The situation in the USA This is a useful report about the current situation in the USA regarding the accreditation or otherwise of online courses in law. Does the American Bar Association (ABA) recognise qualifications where some or all the courses were taken … [Read More...]

Some thoughts on scaling online and digital learning

Chatlani, S. (2018) How to effectively scale a digital learning model, Education Dive, accessed February 13 Bates, A. and Sangra, A. (2011) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning San Francisco: Jossey Bass, Chapter 7 The sources The Chatlani article is interesting if a little frustrating, as it is a report on a presentation at a … [Read More...]

More advice to students thinking of studying online

One of my most popular blog posts is A student guide to studying online. However, it was written five years ago, so I have just updated it, making sure all the links are still working and where necessary replacing dead links with new ones.  In particular, I have added links to an excellent new book on how to master an online degree, and a link to a very useful general study guide from the … [Read More...]

Is distance education stealing on-campus students?

Poulin, R. (2018) Distance Ed Growth - Access is a Big Motivator, but it's Complicated, WCET Frontiers, February 1 This post is essential reading for university and college administrators. It combines the latest U.S. Department of Education data on distance and overall enrolments with a specific survey asking institutions why online and distance education is growing so rapidly when overall … [Read More...]

Distance education on a roll in the USA

Seaman, J.E., Allen, I.E., and Seaman, J. (2018) Grade Increase: Tracking Distance Education in the United States Wellesley MA: The Babson Survey Research Group Boy, does that guy Jeff Seaman keep busy! Hard on the heels of quarter-backing the national survey of online and distance learning in Canadian post-secondary education, here he is with colleagues producing an even more … [Read More...]