In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only way distance learning colleges can overcome these challenges is to meet them head on,” Nash writes, “which means making…

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In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

lso: Institutes of Technology – just another Fake Policy? (click on the pictures to be taken to the stories) Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only…

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UC needs to prioritize online education

UC needs to prioritize online education

A recent article in The Sacramento Bee noted that University of California President Janet Napolitano wants to expand the UC Davis campus into Sacramento. The plan is touted as providing jobs and other economic benefits for Sacramento while helping to relieve overcrowding on the UC Davis campus. It’s appropriate to ask whether expanding UC Davis into Sacramento makes financial sense. The answer is that it’s short-sighted of higher education administrators to build brick-and-mortar facilities when they should instead be investing our limited tax dollars on technology, specifically online education. The…

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Joe Biden: World needs Canada ‘very badly’

Joe Biden: World needs Canada ‘very badly’

US Vice-President Joe Biden told an audience in Ottawa that the world needs “genuine leaders” such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The outgoing vice-president spoke during a state dinner and took the opportunity to praise America’s northern neighbour. “The world is going to spend a lot of time looking to you, Mr Prime Minister”, he told the Canadian leader. Mr Biden has been highly critical of US President-elect Donald Trump. “Vive le Canada because we need you very, very badly,” he told the dinner guests. Canada fears ‘dangerous’ Trump…

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Distance learning policy needs a needle, not noodles approach

Distance learning policy needs a needle, not noodles approach

Any noodles brand will deliver steamy and tasty noodles in two minutes and none can deliver the same with untangled strands. Taste and entanglement are inversely proportional—the more you untie, the more the noodles will get cold and lose its taste. An entangled but tasty noodle is okay to satisfy the gastric appetite of students but educational policy-making needs a needle approach which directs the thread of thoughts and sews them together to create a fine educational fabric. The post-2004 charitable grant of deemed universities, the Supreme Court’s order on…

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