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 […]Read more
July 2017 Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Opinion How to become your own online program manager Dear Reader, I 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 them are websites that […]Read more "Becoming Your Own Online Program Manager"
April 2017 Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Opinion Produce Your Online Programs In-house Dear Reader, A lot of university schools and departments around the World are struggling with going online – this time with whole programs. This is understandable. Its not a trivial thing to do. Quite apart from the technological aspects of producing, delivering and then managing effective […]Read more "Produce Your Online Programs In-house"
February 2017 Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Discussion Partner for Capability… and Profit. Dear Reader, Many universities struggling with diversifying into online and blended learning decide to have a corporate ‘partner’ basically build their products and business for them. This approach may have a short term appeal, but not in the longer term in CAPDM’s experience. It was […]Read more "Online Production Managers: An Old Model Re-invented"
January 2017 Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Discussion Integrating publisher texts into your online pedagogy and delivery Dear Reader, In Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age: Designing for 21st Century Learning (Routledge 2013), Beetham & Sharpe argue that “pedagogy is about guiding learning, rather than leaving you to finding your own way […] our digital native students may be able […]Read more "Integrating publisher texts into your online pedagogy and delivery"
December Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Discussion What is the main barrier to developing a sustainable business on online education? Dear Reader, As 2016 draws to a conclusion we all tend to look back to see what has been achieved over the year. For CAPDM, now in its 21st year of operation, there has been one or two […]Read more "What is the main barrier to developing a sustainable business on online education?"
November Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Discussion The future is digital, but still some way off? Dear Reader, Last week I was in Hong Kong, where everyone on the metro and buses seemed to be glued to their mobile device screens, and to a level above what I see daily on my commute to work in Edinburgh. The […]Read more "The future is digital, but still some way off?"
October Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Discussion eLearning in Higher Education – A Quality Assurance Free Zone? Dear Reader, Sometimes when you read the words of an industry commentator you come across statements that absolutely chime with your own experience. Such was the case when I read this article in ‘Higher Education Management’ – a strategy and innovation […]Read more "eLearning in Higher Education – A Quality Assurance Free Zone?"
September Issue CAPDM Newsletter CAPDM Strength Personalising Learning Dear Reader, CAPDM has been promoting and developing online education for over 20 years. At the heart of everything we do is a richness of content, and mechanisms for feedback and personalisation of delivery. You can see how we approach this cognitive richness and personalisation in this Look.Book publication. […]Read more "Personalised Learning… Or Not?"
Dear Reader, Recreating the Future The Sermon on the Mount was an exercise in moral teaching, not online learning, but it contained many a lesson relevant to today. Recall the parable of the ‘The Wise and Foolish Builders’ (Matthew 7:24-26) “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like […]Read more "Recreating the Future"