Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Online Learning and Distance Education Resources — Moderated by Tony Bates, Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord

One business case for OER examined

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Law, P. and Perryman, L.-A. (2017) How OpenLearn supports a business model for OER Distance Education, Vol. 38, No. 1 The journal: 'Distance Education' Distance Education...

What counts when you cost online learning?

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Poulin, R. and Straut, T. (2017) Distance Education Price and Cost Report Boulder CO: WCET This highly controversial report has generated considerable discussion in WCET's...

What the Conference Board of Canada thinks about online learning

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Grant, M. (2016) Learning in the Digital Age Ottawa: Conference Board of Canada The Conference Board of Canada bills itself as 'the foremost independent, evidence-based,...

Online learning for beginners: 8. Won’t online learning be more work?

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This is the eighth in a series of a dozen blog posts aimed at those new to online learning or thinking of possibly doing it....

Online learning for beginners: 5. When should I use online learning?

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This is the fifth of a series of a dozen blog posts aimed at those new to online learning or thinking of possibly doing...

State support for public higher education is declining in the USA

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Young Invincibles (2015) 2016 State Report Cards Washington DC: Young Invincibles This is a very interesting state by state report card on the support for...

U.S. university/college financing ‘stabilizing’

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Unauthored (2015) Stability and Modest Growth Expected for U.S. Colleges, Inside Higher Ed, December 3 Lederman, D. (2015) 'Stabilizing' Financial Picture, Inside Higher Education, July 8 These two...

What students spend on textbooks and how it affects open textbooks

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Hill, P. (2015) Bad Data Can Lead To Bad Policy: College students don’t spend $1,200+ on textbooks, e-Literate, November 8 Caulfield, M. (2015) Asking What Students Spend...

Book review: A History of the Open University

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Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

The cost of developing an open textbook: $80,000 – $130,000

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Open textbooks may be free, but they are not without cost. So what is the cost of developing an open textbook from scratch? Answer: a minimum of $80,000,...