Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

Open Learning

Promoting Open, Flexible and Distance Learning in Increasingly Challenging Times

Although the potential to increase equitable access to education is threatened by economic and technical developments, the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning is working to address these threats. This editorial describes actions over the lifetime of one leader in the field and the lifetime of this journal. Our move to align with and take advantage […]

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Peter Horrocks: it’s time for the OU to reinvent itself again

The Open University’s vice-chancellor says now is the moment to turn around decline in part-time study Times Higher Education 

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Download Report: Only 40 Percent of College Seniors Feel Their College Experience Has Been Very Helpful in Preparing for a Career

Men are more likely than women to feel “very prepared” for their careers; Arts & Humanities majors are three times as likely as other students to feel “not at all prepared” for careers, according to McGraw-Hill Education’s 2016 Workforce Readiness Survey Community College students generally feel just as prepared for careers and satisfied with their […]

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The Rise of the Online Degree at Public and Nonprofit Universities

Like meeting your spouse on the Internet, earning a degree online went from unthinkable to mainstream in a few short decades. Despite their well-documented scandals, we have for-profit universities to thank for popularizing online learning. They pioneered online degree options, and while enrollment in online degree programs at for-profit universities has dipped, overall online enrollments […]

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SHEEO Names Executive Committee for 2016-2017 Fiscal Year

Date: July 29, 2016 Contact: George Pernsteiner, President, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association  (303) 541-1600   gpernsteiner@sheeo.org The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has elected its officers for 2016-2017. Robert Donley, Executive Director for the Iowa Board of Regents, was elected to be chair of the organization’s executive committee effective October 1, 2016. […]

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Major barriers for participating in online teaching in developing countries from Iranian faculty members’ perspectives

Although higher education systems in developing countries such as Iran have embraced the online education approach, they are confronted with significant challenges in this transition, one of which is lack of instructors’ participation in online teaching. Therefore, this research is aimed at exploring barriers and influential factors for this lack of participation. The researchers developed […]

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Open and Distance Learning: Cultural Practices in Nepal

Nepali education culture is dominated by face-to-face tutoring. It has a long history starting from the Gurukul culture to the present formal schooling. Emerging practices of using technology in education have been promoting online learning as a form of distance education and gaining popularity. This paper focuses on digging out the contextual reality of open […]

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ICT Capacity Building: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Rwandan Policies from Higher Education Perspective

With the development of technology in the 21st Century, education systems attempt to integrate technology-based tools to improve experiences in pedagogy and administration. It is becoming increasingly prominent to build human and ICT infrastructure capacities at universities from policy to implementation level. Using a critical discourse analysis, this study investigates the articulation of ICT capacity building […]

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Is this state tool the future of college choice for students?

When it comes to students’ college choice, a new online state-based tool emphasizes the importance of career possibilities. eCampus News

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Institutional Characteristics and Student Retention: What Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Reveals About Online Learning

Online course delivery continues to grow as a viable means of providing increased educational access to more students, but low student retention rates remain a major challenge. In this study, key institutional characteristics that influence student retention in postsecondary education are analyzed. These are student-faculty ratio, graduation rate, acceptance rate, enrollment rate, institutional aid rate, […]