CAPDM Thinking

Views on sustainable course production, content engineering, single‐sourcing for education, web technologies and e‐learning from the team that developed the world’s largest non-tutored MBA programme.

Open Source Quality Assurance event open for registration

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

    CAPDM is presenting at an OpenQAsS Erasmus+ event on Wednesday 4 May 2017 in Stirling The event is free to anyone with an interest in the Quality Assurance process. Please register on the College Development Website to secure your space.   Overview Introduction to OpenQAsS  Open Source Quality Assurance System – an Erasmus+ Project OpenQAsS is a European project to develop an open source quality assurance system for institutions delivering vocational qualifications. This will include resources and digital platforms which can facilitate the QA process. The objectives of the project are to: Improve the culture of quality assurance Develop Open Source Software toolkit (OpenQAsS) to promote and facilitate QA management Develop a certificate–Institutional Quality Assurance Manager (IQAM) for staff who take responsibility for quality management tasks. The project brings together partners from Scotland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and Ireland. For this session, members of the project will give an overview of progress so far, the available materials and demonstration...

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Discouraging students with positive affirmation

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Heaping affirmation on students from more developed countries could actually make them less engaged with online learning

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Reading Digitally vs. Reading Paper

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

When it comes to textbooks, students want paper.
Daniel Willingham, Professor of Psychology , University of Virginia

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MIT proposes new role of “Learning Engineer”

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s obviously an engineering task to manage learning materials at this level, and a very strategic one.

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Invest in Blended Learning

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

POSTED BY     MARTIN SMITH We were recently approached by the corporate customer of a Business School in the south east of England, who were looking for more flexible executive education courses.  We don’t usually get approached by our customer’s customers, but we’d done some online learning consultancy for them in the past, and they were looking for a more flexible management education solution for their managers and leaders. The main problem they had was simple: their managers didn’t want their staff to have to travel to attend campus-based courses.  They wanted greater study flexibility with respect to: time; place; pace. In other words, they wanted greater: choice; convenience; and control for their employees while encouraging their studies. It was clear from talking to the Business School that blended learning, as they defined it, would be ‘culturally difficult’ with the current academic staff.  Investing in the development of yet more flexible core modules that could underpin a blended delivery...

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Declining Support for Internet Explorer

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

By January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates.

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Technology: A basis for learning

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Looking back at the evolution of online distance learning.

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Why you should disrupt your MBA programme

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

The MBA is being transformed by better application of distance-learning methods along with new online technologies.

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Demonstrating leadership in an emerging higher education learning technology

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

The exciting news is that it is still possible to take the lead in this emerging field, by learning from first attempts and best practice, and by concentrating on a better long-term value proposition for your University and its customers.

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Universities of the future

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Over the next 10-15 years, the current public university model in Australia will prove unviable in all but a few cases.
Ernst & Young, 2012.

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