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Roger Mills
14 September 2011

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Home Group Leader: LIZ MANNING

Roger Mills
17:44 on 14 September 2011

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John Clayton
9:50am 27 September 2011


Good discussion held on the purpose of education, student expectations and are we reaping what we have sown

John Clayton
8:55am 28 September 2011


A key question how do we CONNECT with students i.e. mobile, stand-alone, networked

John

John Clayton
9:32am 28 September 2011


Massification-Is ODL the answer ?

  • Risk of Devaluation
  • Employability of Graduates (vs their creativity)
  • Convincing governments
  • Role of NGOs
  • Pre-packaged content vs mass customization (need for prior/diagnostic assessment)

Profit/ Nonprofit - Does commodification go against social justice?

  • Customer service vs student support
  • Relevant technology for different contexts (point of view of provider vs students)
  • Quality/ Qualifications of facilitators
  • Formal vs informal learning contexts

John Clayton
9:53am 28 September 2011


ODeL must ensure that the role of education in society is readdressed and that the concept of higher education is demystified especially in developing countries.quality must not be compromised at all.

Edward Ombajo -Kenya

MISAVA EDWARD
9:58am 28 September 2011


ODeL must ensure that the role of education in society is readdressed and that the concept of higher education is demystified especially in developing countries.quality must not be compromised at all.

Edward Ombajo -Kenya

Elizabeth Manning
10:22am 29 September 2011


May I thank you all again for contributing so positively to our very broad discussions over the past few days?   It is rare - at least in my experience - to have the opportunity to listen to colleagues from such diverse backgrounds and experiences, and it was so good to meet you all  I hope you have had a good journey home.

Thanks, too, to May for representing our discussions so expertly.

I'm not sure quite how much I can influence at The OU UK, but standing up for 'student support' rather than just 'customer services' is high on my agenda.   We talked quite a bit about quality, and I feel that student support is very much part of a quality institution. 

You talk about 'reaping what we have sown', John.      I do agree...

Liz

 

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