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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

Why just ticking over is no longer an option

A number of metaphors have been used to describe the momentous change foreshadowed for the higher education sector. ‘Paradigm shift’ is quite conventional, but ‘disruptive innovation’has become quite fashionable as Clayton Christensen’s theory has been applied to higher education. ‘Tsunami’

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Posted in Academic literature, Flexible delivery, Online learning

Want to eliminate cheating? Ask better questions

There was an excellent piece in The Conversation a week or so ago written by Beverley Oliver (@DVCEdDeakin) entitled, Proving knowledge by degrees: MOOCs and the challenge of assessment. The reference to MOOCs in the title is a useful device

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Posted in Authentic assessment, Creativity, Exemplary practice

How business schools should be preparing for MOOCs

I presented at the Australia New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) institutional members meeting in Sydney this morning. My key message — in the wake of the Georgia Tech-Udacity tie-up — is that business schools ought to be preparing for

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Let the mainstreaming begin

There was a piece in Inside Higher Ed the other day, State Systems Go MOOC, that reported on ten state system universities in the United States signing up with Coursera to conduct several pilot projects with various goals. Reading the comments

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Why the Georgia Tech-Udacity tie up is a big deal

When the news broke last week that Georgia Tech had reached an agreement with Udacity and AT&T to offer a Master of Science degree in computer science for just USD7000, this must have sent shivers down the spines of university

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Posted in Flexible delivery, Online learning, Theoretical rationale

How to promote digital literacies among faculty

In the recently published NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis, Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education 2013-18, it stated (p.3) that (shock, horror) there is a need for more faculty training to improve digital media literacy ‘before being asked to teach,

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Posted in Academic literature, Exemplary practice, Online learning, Practical advice, Social networking
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