February 2017 Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Discussion Partner for Capability… and Profit. Dear Reader, Many universities struggling with diversifying into online and blended learning decide to have a corporate ‘partner’ basically build their products and business for them. This approach may have a short term appeal, but not in the longer term in CAPDM’s experience. It was […]Read more "Online Production Managers: An Old Model Re-invented"
January 2017 Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Discussion Integrating publisher texts into your online pedagogy and delivery Dear Reader, In Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age: Designing for 21st Century Learning (Routledge 2013), Beetham & Sharpe argue that “pedagogy is about guiding learning, rather than leaving you to finding your own way […] our digital native students may be able […]Read more "Integrating publisher texts into your online pedagogy and delivery"
December Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Discussion What is the main barrier to developing a sustainable business on online education? Dear Reader, As 2016 draws to a conclusion we all tend to look back to see what has been achieved over the year. For CAPDM, now in its 21st year of operation, there has been one or two […]Read more "What is the main barrier to developing a sustainable business on online education?"
November Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Discussion The future is digital, but still some way off? Dear Reader, Last week I was in Hong Kong, where everyone on the metro and buses seemed to be glued to their mobile device screens, and to a level above what I see daily on my commute to work in Edinburgh. The […]Read more "The future is digital, but still some way off?"
October Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Discussion eLearning in Higher Education – A Quality Assurance Free Zone? Dear Reader, Sometimes when you read the words of an industry commentator you come across statements that absolutely chime with your own experience. Such was the case when I read this article in ‘Higher Education Management’ – a strategy and innovation […]Read more "eLearning in Higher Education – A Quality Assurance Free Zone?"
September Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Strength Personalising Learning Dear Reader, CAPDM has been promoting and developing online education for over 20 years. At the heart of everything we do is a richness of content, and mechanisms for feedback and personalisation of delivery. You can see how we approach this cognitive richness and personalisation in this Look.Book publication. […]Read more "Personalised Learning… Or Not?"
Dear Reader, Recreating the Future The Sermon on the Mount was an exercise in moral teaching, not online learning, but it contained many a lesson relevant to today. Recall the parable of the ‘The Wise and Foolish Builders’ (Matthew 7:24-26) “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like […]Read more "Recreating the Future"
Dear Reader, Enabling Global Reach in a University Though it has been said many times before, it now seems appropriate to be saying “Higher Education has entered a period of significant change”. This change, when combined with the opportunities generated by new digital technologies, new standards of professionalism and competitiveness, has seen many universities considering expansion […]Read more "Enabling Global Reach in a University"
Dear Reader, UK Higher Education as the Global Brand? I recently came across an interesting Washington Post article from the US about the need to embrace the opportunities of online education, and warning about the potential threat that it may pose. It sounded familiar, in fact very like a publication from a UK project I worked on […]Read more "UK Higher Education as the Global Brand?"
The great next UK export – higher education? Dear Reader, Changes that impact Higher Education are sometimes predicted or planned. Two recent developments might suggest that development of online distance programmes and businesses within universities might become a more serious focus for all. First, have you read ‘College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education’ […]Read more "The Great Next UK Export – Higher Education?"