On Friday, July 30 the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) issued the following statement:
“HEQCO’s research plans for 2010-2011 have been changing in response to new requests for specific policy advice on a number of pressing issues. As a result, HEQCO will not be pursuing a potential research program in support of the Ontario Online Institute as part of the 2010-2011 Research Plan.”
A pity, as there is a desperate shortage of policy research in e-learning. The news came as a surprise to me, so any questions as to why HEQCO changed its mind should be sent directly to HEQCO.