09 janvier 2016

Laissez-faire it is not.

The controversies stoked by the higher education green paper continue to be in the news, not least because of our own response to the green paper (which was published yesterday). More...

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Taking issue with the ESRC-funded ‘Alternative Politics of Debt’

The Political Economy Research Centre (PERC) at Goldsmiths, University of London, recently put up a post entitled ‘Debt Briefing 01: Student Debt in the United Kingdom‘. This was part of an ESRC-funded project on ‘Crafting an Alternative Politics of Debt’. More...

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HEPI publishes its response to the higher education green paper

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) publishes its Response to the higher education green paper on 7 January 2016. It is a collection of contributions from experts in each of the main areas covered by the green paper. More...

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State support for public higher education is declining in the USA

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . This is clear evidence in the decline of political support at a state level for publicly funded higher education in the USA over the last six years. Once again it is young people who are paying the price. More...

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CAUCE-CNIE conference, 2016: Education 3.0

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Creative pedagogy coupled with openly shared digital resources are inspiring educators to explore new paths. This conference will spur conversations about current innovations as well as the implications and opportunities for future innovations. More...

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EDEN conference 2016

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . We are set a challenge to really understand our learning environments. To create and invent responses that are possibly not even thought of yet.  Perhaps there are new business models, new policies, different ways to understand technological influences, new ways to interpret the collaborative and social-networked society that we live in: the learning environment, in its widest sense. More...

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Book Review: The Future of the Professions (including teaching)

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Despite these criticisms, the real value of this book is that it should prompt such discussion. I agree with the overall thrust of the book, that change is needed, that technology will force some radical changes on the professions, and that this is already happening, particularly in online learning. But we need to be careful what we wish for, and in particular we need to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. This book is an excellent catalyst for such discussions. More...

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In the USA, fully online enrollments continue to grow in 2014

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Enrollments by students ‘Exclusively in Distance Education’ continued to rise in 2014. There were 2,824,334 fully online enrollments in 2014, compared to 2,659,203 in 2013, representing a 6% increase in just one year, or just under 13% of total enrollments. More...

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A Happy Online Learning New Year for 2016

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . I wish all the readers of this blog a wonderful New Year. May your online courses be innovative, fun and highly effective in developing the knowledge and skills that will be needed in a digital age. More...

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That was the year that was: what you read on my blog in 2015

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . I find it a fun exercise to analyse the statistics for my blog at the end of the year, to see what were the most popular posts, as it gives some idea of the topics which have grabbed readers over the year. First let’s look at the figures for 2015 as a whole. More...

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