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The distance learning dilemma

The distance learning dilemma

Forecasters regularly predict that innovations in information technology will continue to expand distance learning courses, offering students greater choice about how and where they learn. However, current downward trends in UK and Australian distance learning degree enrolments suggest that we are in a distance delivery dilemma. But do the falls in student numbers indicate that […] … learn more→

A doctorate at a distance – take one

A doctorate at a distance – take one

I did my PhD by distance education. This wasn’t terribly common at the time I did it – but it wasn’t all that unusual in universities that specialised in catering for remote, working or part-time students. However, the doctorate at a distance is relatively common now.  As more and more people enrol in doctoral degrees, more also want to […] … learn more→

i-HE: Back to the future

Technology can be a tricky thing to handle. You might know how to make iPads, but that does not necessarily mean that you know how to use them. Universities are another case: they are the primary source of technological innovation but less good at making the leap to apply it to what they do best […] … learn more→

Learning from a distance

The Department of Education’s recently released report on the condition of higher education in America revealed some interesting trends in education. They have even included a special section on the importance of distance learning, drawing data from the most recent years available, 2007-8. With new developments in technology making distance learning possible and feasible for […] … learn more→