CDE seminar: Improving retention and persistence in online learning

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For the latest free CDE seminar we were very pleased to welcome Jon Bellum, Provost and Senior Vice-President at Colorado State University-Global Campus, to Senate House to talk about a case study for retention in online learning.  Colorado State University-Global Campus is a 100% online public institution focused on providing adults with career-relevant bachelor’s and … Continue reading

Evolution or revolution? MOOCs, open access and online learning

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The acceleration of MOOCs from just another piece of educational technology to a year-defining concept was as quick in 2012 as the related end-of-year reviews and trend reports were prolific[1].  The first few months of 2013 has seen further attempts to make sense of the practical implications of this phenomenon for HE institutions, and also … Continue reading

CDE seminar: Triumphs and disasters in distance education; but mostly disasters

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Thursday 28 February 2013 You can see the slides and listen to the audio of the seminar below (they are also available for download): Triumphs and disasters in distance education; but mostly disasters In this CDE seminar, Ormond Simpson introduced his new book ‘Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education’ just out with … Continue reading

Online and open-access learning in higher education: MOOCs, new pedagogies and business models

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SENATE HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON TUESDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2013 This one-day seminar is aimed at senior managers and policy makers in higher education, as well as other stakeholders and innovators in both the public and private sectors. It will take a critical look at the current surge of online and open-access higher education in the … Continue reading