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...read more
Heaping affirmation on students from more developed countries could actually make them less engaged with online learningread more
When it comes to textbooks, students want paper.
Daniel Willingham, Professor of Psychology , University of Virginia
It’s obviously an engineering task to manage learning materials at this level, and a very strategic one.read more
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...read more
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.read more
Looking back at the evolution of online distance learning.read more
The MBA is being transformed by better application of distance-learning methods along with new online technologies.read more
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.read more
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.