The Online Classroom?

This looks like a really interesting piece, which I’d like to read in full… but I suspect of interest to a lot of people working in e-learning particularly: The time comes for most teachers to face something they think they cannot do. Such a time came for me in 1993, when a guest speaker at […]

The MOOC: Just the classroom online?

There’s been a lot of fuss about MOOCs, and this article highlights that so many of them are simply traditional education streamed online … so what can be done differently? Cloud U students could define their own educational paths, deciding what and how they want to learn by purchasing individual courses via an iTunes-like portal, […]

Online Learning in the Middle East?

Interesting, and often sold as one of the benefits of creating online learning, for those nations unable to afford education, affording global fairness: Building a world-beating academy, so the argument goes, takes decades, even centuries of meticulous investment in infrastructure, postgraduates and reputation. But what if you could use the internet to leapfrog this slow […]

Online Learning: Not Second Class

Excellent piece in the Guardian today about how ‘online learning’ is not ‘second class’, but how it really aids learning in the 21st century: That’s something I share in common with my students. They aren’t unusual either. They just choose to study online because the flexibility suits them. Online higher education means students can combine […]

Digital Delivery of Resources in the Developing World

Whilst universities in the UK consider how to survive in “the current economic climate”, digital technology and Open Educational Resources is making a huge contribution to the developing world: Widening access to higher education is one of the great global challenges of the 21st century. Higher education is the key to creating the educated and […]