Keith Lumsden – an appreciation

Professor Keith Lumsden, founder and Academic Director of the Edinburgh Business School, has passed away at the age of 84.   A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, he went to Stanford University in California on a scholarship in 1959 and stayed to complete research into programmed learning techniques in higher education.  Some of the most […]

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Briefing Paper: using – private companies to develop or expand online programmes or courses

Laura Czerniewicz and Sukaina Walji at the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town, recently published (Feb 2019) an interesting briefing paper on the issues to be thought about, and the implications of decisions made, in universities choosing an online programme manager or enabling company to work with. The […]

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EdX Tweaks its Business Model

Interesting to read Lindsay McKenzie’s recent Inside HigherEd article about EdX, which more closely analyses the potential relationship between MOOCs and OPMs. For the record, CAPDM agrees that MOOCS should be open and free to all, and disagrees with the recent emergence of paywalls for assessment and retained access to courses. This article suggests EdX […]

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