Saturday, June 15, 2024
Online Learning and Distance Education Resources — Moderated by Tony Bates, Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord

European open universities feeling the stress of austerity

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A trip down Memory Lane I've just returned from a very interesting week in Europe, accompanied by my colleague, Maxim Jean-Louis, the President of Contact...

Book review: Quality assurance in distance education and e-learning

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Jung, I. and Latchem, C. (2012) Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning New York/London: Routledge What the book is about 'There is relatively...

UK backs away from privatizing higher education – for now

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Winnett, R. and Paton, G. (2012) American-backed private universities plan dropped, Daily Telegraph, January 23 Not because the Conservative government thinks it's a bad idea,...

How Britain is moving to the privatization of higher education

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Shepherd, J. (2011) Private university BPP launches bid to run 10 publicly funded counterparts Guardian Newspaper, June 21 BPP, a subsidiary of the Apollo Group, which...

For-profits, student loans, new rules, and how these affect students in the USA, Canada...

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For profits are in the news again for several reasons. The Obama administration has produced new rules that determine whether for-profit institutions will qualify for...

e-learning retrospective: 2) how good were my predictions?

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On December 30, 2009, I posted my predictions for 2010: 1. Follow the money: 'In many countries, 2010 will be a difficult year financially....So we’ll have...

Online learning in Britain: what the hell is going on?

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White, D. et al. (2010) Study of UK Online Learning Oxford: Department of Continuing Education/HEFCE. This is a report funded by the Higher Education Funding...

UK public universities become privatized while the banks are state-funded

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You have probably seen the images of Prince Charles and Camilla's car being attacked by a mob during protests at the British government's decision...

Signs of revolution in Britain and what it might mean for us in North...

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It's worth watching carefully what is happening in Britain with university education. As part of its austerity program, the British Conservative-Liberal-Democrat coalition govt is...

Comparing Chinese and British HE systems through their distance teaching universities

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Wei, Runfang (2008) China's Radio and TV Universities and the British Open University: A Comparative Study Nanjing China: Yilin Press This has been sitting on...