Friday, May 7, 2021

UK backs away from privatizing higher education – for now

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

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...

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?

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?

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

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...

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

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...

Towards a national strategy for e-learning in the U.K.

The excellent Re.Vica project's latest newsletter provides a link to a preliminary report from a high-level task force on online learning created by the...

UK establishes national task force on e-learning

Bacsich, P. (2010) Task Force Set Up to Promote UK Leadership in Online Learning Re.Vica Newsletter, February-March Paul writes: 'A new task force has been launched...

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.