Data governance, management and infrastructure

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash The big ed-tech news this week is the merger of Anthology, an educational management company, with Blackboard who produce learning technology. But as Stephen Downes said “It’s funny, though – the more these companies grow and the wider their enterprise capabilities become, the less relevant they feel, to me at least, to educational technology and online learning.” And there is a revealing quote in an Inside Higher Ed article about the merger. They quote Bill Bauhaus, Blackboards chairman, CEO and president as saying the power of the combined company will flow from its ability […]

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Online Recruitment and the Digital Divide

There’s an interesting article today in WONKHE, the UK online higher education newspaper. Clare Adams in an article entitled “Digital capital is a whole-system issue – building it takes more than hardware”, says universities must confront the scale and impact of the digital divide in ways they have not had to do before. She proposes building on the six key elements of “digital access” including infrastructure, connectivity, expert instruction and a quiet place to study, as well as the requisite hardware and software, identified by the recent Gravity Assist report on digital learning and teaching. And although hardware and software […]

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Keynote presentations released as Open Educational Resources

Tony Bates has released a series of five 40-50 minute keynotes which an be downloaded without cost from the Commonwealth of Learning’s online institutional repository for learning resources and publications, OAsis, under a Creative Commons license. The subjects of the keynotes are: Developing quality blended learning courses Digital learning and the new economy New technologies and their potential and limitations for teaching and learning Ten lessons for online learning from the Covid-19 experience (based on research findings) Online learning in the (k-12) school sector The intention is that these can be streamed during virtual conferences, included in education and training […]

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Keynote presentations released as Open Educational Resources

Tony Bates has released a series of five 40-50 minute keynotes which an be downloaded without cost from the Commonwealth of Learning’s online institutional repository for learning resources and publications, OAsis, under a Creative Commons license. The subjects of the keynotes are: Developing quality blended learning courses Digital learning and the new economy New technologies […]

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