Sunday, July 14, 2024
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A personal history: 12. My first couple of years at the Open Learning Agency

I am writing an autobiography, mainly for my family, but it does cover some key moments in the development of open and online learning....

AI for teaching and learning: revision of Chapter 9, Section 4 of ‘Teaching in...

Although the third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age was completed only in August, 2022, recent developments in AI, such as ChatGPT, has...
The Distributed University - Richard Heller

Book Review: Richard Heller’s ‘The Distributed University for Sustainable Higher Education’

Heller, R. (2022) The Distributed University for Sustainable Higher Education SpringerBriefs in Education: Singapore Good news: this is an open access book. The second good...
Western University campus, Ontario

Do we need a new type of Higher Education institution?

I want to ask the question: are our current institutional models – universities, polytechnics, colleges – fit for purpose in the 21st century, or...
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What are the main issues facing digital learning in the future?

I'm coming up to my 84th birthday next month, and once again I am considering my future work, if any. This has resulted in...
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Organization, Leadership and Change in Open, Distance and Digital Education: book review, Part 1

Zawacki-Richter, O. and Jung, I. (2023) Handbook of Open, Distance and Digital Learning Singapore: Springer Part IV of this open textbook is on Organization, Leadership and Change,...
Demetrios Nicolaides Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education

Petition against direct political interference in universities (concerning Athabasca University)

Buckingham Shum, S. (2023) Athabasca University - Oppose direct political interference in universities A petition has been started (already with 230 signatures) on
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Who shot the sheriff? Why the President of Athabasca University has gone – and...

Well, the gunfight at the Athabasca University corrall is finally over. It was announced a couple of days ago that the university and the...

Well, that was 2022!

It's that time of the year to look back and consider the good and the bad of 2022, but first a couple of provisos. This...

Outcome of the fight at the Athabasca corrall

For those of you waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the fight between the Alberta government and Athabasca University about relocating most...