Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

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Board Member’s Guide to Accreditation–The Basics, The Issues, The Challenges This paper presents an overview of accreditation, what it is, its values, its roles, how it operates and its relationship with government. It also addresses the impact of accreditation on a college or university and the role of governing boards in engaging accreditation. Finally, current […]

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Comparative Analysis of Pedagogical Strategies Across Disciplines in Open Distance Learning at UnisaODL at Unisa

Re-engineering technological strategies in teaching and learning in an open distance learning (ODL) environment is paramount as the demand for access to quality higher education escalates drastically on a year to year basis. The organisational framework requires change in order to accommodate the increasing number of students. In view of the changing higher education landscape […]

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Download Report: The State of Open Universities in the Commonwealth: A Perspective on Performance, Competition and Innovation

The goal of this report is to critically examine one of the marvels of modern higher education: specialist open and distance learning (ODL) universities. These institutions, such as The Open University (UKOU), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the University of South Africa (UNISA), have pioneered radically innovative instructional and support methods, opening pathways […]

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Download Report: Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation

A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans – but few workers expect their own jobs or professions to experience substantial impacts Pew Research Center

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Skills of U.S. Unemployed, Young, and Older Adults in Sharper Focus

The purpose of this report is to present updated and additional results from the U.S. PIAAC household data collection, based on data collected in 2012 and 2014. PIAAC is an international large-scale study of adult skills and life experience focusing on education and employment that was developed and organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation […]

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ONLINE REPOR T CARD TRACKING ONLINE EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES

Online Report Card – Tracking Online Education in the United States is the thirteenth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education. The survey is designed, administered and analyzed by the Babson Survey Research Group, with additional data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary EducationData System (IPEDS). This […]

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Connecting Credentials: Lessons From the National Summit on Credentialing and Next Steps in the National Dialogue

On October 5, 2015, some 200 individuals representing nearly 170 organizations gathered in Washington, D.C., for a one-day summit on a critical issue: the need for change in our nation’s fragmented system of credentialing. The National Summit on Credentialing was convened by three organizations – the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW), the Center for Law […]

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“And the walls came a-tumblin’ down…”

This case deals with a university program which is well respected but requires changes to be made to it as enrollments dwindle. Pressure from administration is making the Program Head and Program Committee members as well as Senior Instructional Designer LeFort consider new options for its delivery. Online learning is not a well-established practice among […]

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Learning Design, Social Ontology and Unintended Functionalism in Education Projects

For many years there have been well-funded project opportunities for developing educational innovations, both pedagogical and technological, to fulfil the educational ambitions of national governments and European agencies. Projects have been funded on the basis of competitive bidding against themes identified by funders. Calls for funding typically exhibit bold rhetoric as to their ambition and […]

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World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed. For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere […]