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The drag-and-drop MBA

A few days ago, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania put the first year of its MBA online for free (with the help of Coursera). This is hugely significant and here’s why. Currently ranked no. 3 in the world by the Financial Times behind Harvard

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Posted in Flexible delivery, Online learning

The Indian International University 2017: A Retrospective

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Posted in Exemplary practice, Flexible delivery, Online learning, Social networking

Going mobile. The Jobs factor

On the day the world learned that Steve Jobs had logged out for the final time, it is fitting to comment on one of his many legacies. It has been estimated that by 2015, more people will be accessing the

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Posted in Creativity, Exemplary practice, Online learning

The new price of online textbooks is free

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/sWCB4PZcAg%5D Thanks to Francois Therin for the reference to Flat World Knowledge. I certainly expect other online startups to follow their lead given the demographics of the target market. The majority of these individuals would probably prefer access the

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Posted in Online learning, Practical advice

India’s chalk and talk problem

Image source: sidedish.dmagazine.com There was an interesting piece in the The Chronicle of Higher Education earlier this month entitled India’s Company Classrooms Challenge ‘Chalk and Talk’ Colleges. The reason it is interesting, is that I’m not entirely sure the corporate

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Posted in Authentic assessment, Creativity, Practical advice

Thinking Differently About Teacher Education

In a recent paper, Steven Barnett makes reference to a substantial body of research that establishes early childhood education (ECE) can improve the learning and development of young children; the effects varying in size and persistence by type of programme.

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Posted in Academic literature, Online learning, Theoretical rationale