Distance learning data collection and enrollment patterns in Australia, UK, and USA – and Canada?

There is a very interesting article from OBHE, the Observatory for Borderless Higher Education, on distance learning enrollments in Australia, UK, and USA - featured on their front page. This looks at enrollments and the split between domestic and international students in a way maybe familiar to those used to HESA statistical tables. The full article is … Continue reading Distance learning data collection and enrollment patterns in Australia, UK, and USA – and Canada?

Cloud to help Arab Open University provide more support to students and staff, CIO says #cloudmena

Always interesting to me to hear more about what open universities are doing around the world

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Cloud to help Arab Open University provide more support to students and staff, CIO says | Business Cloud News

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Abid-Butt-jpegArab Open University (AOU), a non-profit, private regional university spanning seven countries is looking to take more of its applications to the cloud in a bid to improve how the organisation supports staff and students in the region, according to the university’s chief information officer Abid Butt.

The AOU, which is affiliated with the Open University in the UK, was set up in 2003 with funding from the Arab Gulf Fund to provide education to working professional in the Gulf region. It’s headquartered in Kuwait with campuses in Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman and Saudi Arabia, but the organisation hopes to eventually cover 22 countries in the region, from Oman to Morocco.

Similarly to the UK Open University, the AOU is not a traditional brick…

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Open Educational Resources in Adult Education/Adult Learning in the European Union – information wanted

I have been commissioned at Sero to do a report for the Culture and Education Committee of the European Parliament on OER in Adult Education in the EU, to report by mid-March 2015. In this I will be assisted by Sero colleagues. Obviously we shall leverage on POERUP and on three very relevant studies done for … Continue reading Open Educational Resources in Adult Education/Adult Learning in the European Union – information wanted