CAPDM News

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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CAPDM are hosting the 4th meeting of the EU Funded Erasmus+ project OpenQAsS

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

POSTED BY     KEN CURRIE               CAPDM are hosting the 4th meeting of the EU Funded Erasmus+ project OpenQAsS (2014-1-HU01-KA242-002356) – Open Source Quality Assurance System for European Vocational Education. The meeting takes place 2nd and 3rd June in Edinburgh. Ken Currie, host of the Edinburgh event is excited about the project: “It is always a great opportunity to meet up with different nationalities under the umbrella of Erasmus. Seeing people with such varied experiences and backgrounds working together on this project is an important process and we are looking forward to two days full of discussions and European partnership.” See project website for more details.  ...

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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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Recent Developments

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

University of London & Association of Chartered Certified Accountants CAPDM has been commissioned by the University of London International Programmes in partnership with the the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to produce a new ground-breaking Masters programme.  Launched in January 2016 using the University of London’s own Moodle service, the programme makes many new innovations in online learning delivery and student support. Government Internal Audit Agency, London CAPDM has been asked to undertake a one-year staff secondment to the Government Internal Audit Agency in London.  The aim of the secondment is to help advise on the development of a new online learning and performance support environment. Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, London CAPDM has been commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) to develop a new online learning course and delivery environment for the Asian Development Bank based in the Philippines.  The initial work is to help CIPFA deliver their new online...

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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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ALFA – Adaptive Learning For All

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For nearly 20 years CAPDM have been building client content in single sourced, SGML/XML.  All CAPDM clients have a digital, managed repository of their content, all of which is held in standards.  The textual content uses a very semantically-rich mark-up which offers a high degree of future proofing, but also ensures that their content is agnostic with respect to transient technologies and able to be delivered to all formats and platforms. At first most clients do not understand the benefits of this approach when it seems easy to slap together a course in Moodle or whatever.  However as the technology changes under their feet, or when they go through their nth update of a module the value of this ‘information management’ approach becomes apparent. Over the years CAPDM clients have pushed us to derive more benefit from this investment in content, which we love clients to do.  One particular direction has taken us through Progress Profiling where students can...

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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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