Summary MOOCs have introduced a greater level of transparency in online higher education. They offer students a chance to evaluate and compare institutions to a degree previously unheard of in higher ed. The focus of the evaluations is, primarily, instructional content and related activities. This focus may create new opportunities for less prestigious institutions to compete.… Read More Technology, Transparency and MOOCs
The word you are looking for that describes this is . . . “creepy”.
These are heady days for digital higher education. For advocates of all-things-digital, myself included, it appears we’ve earned our permanent place at the table. Whether fully online, blended or a supplementing classroom education, digital higher ed is now a strategic issue for colleges and universities. Online enrolment continues to experience double-digit growth. Investors are once… Read More Digital Higher Education, Business Models, and Horizons
It is time for a more coordinated, institutional approach to managing instructional content. The field of “Content Strategy” – while currently focussed on marketing – offers a good starting point.… Read More Content Strategy for Digital Higher Education
Maybe my patience has finally been rewarded. The focus of digital higher education during the previous decade was overwhelmingly on the technology itself – learning management systems, bandwidth, faculty literacy with technology, student technology support, and so forth. But I entered the world of higher education through an interest in interaction of culture and markets,… Read More Digital Higher Ed Content & The Long Tail
During the last 18 months or so we’ve seen a remarkable increase in the amount of attention paid to higher education. There’s no longer a shortage of interesting commentary. I’m very grateful for this. But sometimes I feel I need to stop and (re)define my questions. This helps my research and it helps me get… Read More 8 Questions
Value is shaped by context. That is to say . . . we attribute value and meaning to people, objects and other things on the basis of the circumstances in which we experience them. Art may be best example of the power of context. If we take a work of art out from behind the… Read More The Changing Contexts of Educational Content