Archive for the ‘International Developments’ Category

The OU spreads its wings and takes its apprenticeship expertise to the US

The Open University has partnered with the Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum (TAEF) to support the United States in its drive to expand modern and non-traditional apprenticeships. The Open University 

6 Qualities To Look For In eLearning Translation Vendors

Many organizations across the globe have a geographically dispersed workforce, and online training programs offer a convenient way to meet their training needs. Perhaps, the only barrier to implementing successful training programs across diverse geographical locations, is the language. But, thanks to the presence of eLearning translation vendors, this is a barrier that can be […]

Collaborative Learning in Global Online Education Using Virtual International Exchanges

-> Virtual international exchanges (VIEs) are a form of collaborative online international learning (COIL) in which an online, on-campus, or hybrid course connects virtually with a similar course in a different country. -> VIEs let students connect with peers in other countries to discuss concepts and ideas learned about in shared course materials, including presentations, videos, […]

Massive, Open, Online, and National? A Study of How National Governments and Institutions Shape the Development of MOOCs

We explore interpretations of MOOCs around the globe and, in particular, interpretations of MOOCs in Norway. Based on a review of previous studies relevant to these topics, we present two contrasting views on the emergence and development of MOOCs, namely the global interruption view and the national mediation view. We suggest, based on previous studies […]

Frugal MOOCs – The future of refugee higher education?

There are 65.6 million people forcibly displaced to date. Conflicts in Syria and other parts of the globe have uprooted millions of people and placed them in unfamiliar locations, with often limited access and means to basic needs, one of which is access to education. University World News

The road to real results for online learning in developing countries

At the headquarters of online education company Coursera in Mountain View, California, a world map with strings and push pins notes all the universities offering massive online open courses, or MOOCs, on its website. devex

Women Leaders In Online/Distance Education Associations/Organizations

There is no doubt that more women are needed in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Numerous reports (cf. Cook, Mason, Morse, & Neuhauser, 2015; Corbett & Hill, 2015; Landivar, 2013), articles (cf. Marks, 2015), books (cf. Sandberg, 2013), and data represented in infographics (cf. “Women who tech,” n.d.) substantiate the need, not […]

IBM Launches “Digital – Nation Africa”: Invests $70 Million to Bring Digital Skills to Africa with Free, Watson-Powered Skills Platform for 25 million people

Johannesburg, South Africa and Armonk, NY – 08 Feb 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) is investing $70 million (approximately ZAR 945 million) in building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa. The initiative, “IBM Digital – Nation Africa”, provides a cloud-based learning platform designed to provide free […]

Coursera enrols governments in online learning

Coursera, the online education platform, is targeting veterans in the US, youth in Pakistan and would-be financiers in Kazakhstan with the launch of a service where governments pay on behalf of users. Financial Times

E-learning is missing link in internationalisation

Higher education institutions worldwide are subject to pressures that have grown in number and complexity. They recognise that the quality of their activities – research, teaching and learning and societal engagement – is integrally dependent upon sound internationalisation and digitalisation strategies (among other factors). University World News