Basiel, A. (2009) One size doesn’t fit all Online Educa Berlin
The Institute for Work Based Learning (IWBL) at Middlesex University in the United Kingdom has been providing professionals with access to university-level qualifications, ranging from diplomas to advanced research degrees, for over fifteen years.
The programmes are intended to be both practical and relevant to the learners’ workplace roles. By taking into account the learners’ work commitments, family lives and geographical locations, courses that combine core modules, on-site study, study at home or in the workplace, as well as project work are available. Comprehensive tutor advice and support is typically available online or over the phone, but also during periodic face-to-face meetings.
Dr Anthony ‘Skip’ Basiel from the Work Based Learning Research Centre at Middlesex University will present “Professional Social Networked Learning Systems” in the session “Workplace Learning” on Friday, December 4th from 11:45 – 13:15 at Online Educa Berlin
In an earlier blog, Lifelong Learners in Canada, I asked how well institutions were shaping up to a changing market where lifelong learners are now beginning to outnumber high school leavers in universities and colleges. The Institute for Work Based Learning (IWBL) at Middlesex University in the United Kingdom is a good example of the kind of adaptation that will be necessary.
Pity I can’t get to Berlin this year for the conference.