CAPDM was recently awarded a G-Cloud 13 framework agreement. This framework enables UK central government departments and public sector organisations to procure cloud-based computing services, including hosting and software. As a result of the award, universities, colleges, councils and NHS bodies will be able to access CAPDM’s flagship Courseworker® course production environment, and also procure […]
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February 2018 – CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Thinking Try before you buy… Dear Reader, Don’t let your choice of LMS compromise your learning strategy One of the many online learning messages that hit my inbox this week suggested trying an LMS before buying. Obvious, surely? Do institutions really commit to a learning management system (LMS) on […]
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January 2018 – CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Thinking Institutions & Textbooks Dear Reader, Use of OER textbook now equal to commercial textbook in some US courses Open Education Resources – OERs are a bit hit or miss, but there are now some very mature and valuable resources out there. While UK institutions are cautious about using […]
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December 2017 CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Thinking Amazon flavoured learning services + The Millennials strike back Dear Reader, Amazon flavoured learning services Just at the end of November this year, Amazon snuck out a bunch of new Web-service technology ‘announcements‘ of potential interest to Education. There were some useful tools like Transcribe, an automatic speech translation […]
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November 2017 CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Opinion Strategic Education Dear Reader, Eduventures recently pointed out, two of the biggest for-profit online education providers in the USA, Capella Education and Strayer Education, are planning to merge under the new company name “Strategic Education”. Both organisations have lately out-performed their peers in the challenging US for-profit online education […]
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October 2017 CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Opinion Delivering on the promises of online education Dear Reader, We have recently been invited to three different HE institutions to present our offering in online program management (OPM) services. It’s certainly a phrase that has penetrated UK Higher Education institutions, helping to describe how they might obtain third-party help […]
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September Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Thoughts Online Education: the next 20 years Dear Reader, Every so often another future-looking paper appears predicting how higher education will look in the years ahead. This week we read a new white paper from Blackboard. While well worth reading; there is an obvious focus on technology, with many predictions […]
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Announcement CAPDM is pleased to announce the award of a new contract with the University of Aberdeen. Our task will be to assist the university in the design and production a selection of world-class online courses, and to host and support an online postgraduate programme delivery platform using the latest Moodle open source learning technologies. […]
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August Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Discussion The rise of the Online Program Manager Dear Reader, We have been working with universities and professional associations for 25 years, developing their businesses in online distance learning (ODL). It’s been exciting, very rewarding for our clients, but a hard slog. However, ODL suddenly seems to be a priority […]
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July 2017 Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Opinion How to become your own online program manager Dear Reader, We recently came across a June 2016 article in The Atlantic Magazine on online program managers (OPMs), and how much money they are making from marketing student enrolments in the USA. OPMs offer universities modern marketing tactics. Amongst […]
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