Online and blended teaching and learning in european universities

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  • Online and blended teaching and learning in European universities. Its opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.

    Michael Kerrison 23rd October 2014

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    1. University of London International Programmes -Today

    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

    3. A Climate of Change?

    4. Challenges Ahead

    Agenda

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    1. University of London International Programmes -Today

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    Over 100

    programmes

    of Higher

    Education

    1. University of London International Programmes -Today

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    We aim to give students as much choice as possible about how, when and where you study.

    Study independently, at your own pace, using our study materials.

    Attend classes at a recognised institution

    Study options

    1. University of London International Programmes -Today

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    Hard copies of textbooks and other learning

    resources

    Eg. Past exam papers

    University of London Online

    Library

    - Access to databases

    containing e-journals and

    eBooks

    Option to attend classes at

    teaching institution on

    full or part-time basis

    Online Learning Environment

    - Online support

    - Study resources

    - Discussion forums

    1. University of London International Programmes -Today

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    1. University of London International Programmes -Today

    We work with a growing network of over 120 independent teaching institutions within our Institutions Policy Framework, providing local tuition support for our students.

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    1. University of London International Programmes -Today

    MOOCs in partnership with Coursera

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    1. University of London International Programmes -Today

    Why MOOCs? Widening participation Taster courses Research and development over 600,000 enrolments

    and 150 conversions to full International programmes

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    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

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    The Worlds oldest provider of distance learning degrees

    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

    The University of London International Programmes (previously the External System) was established in 1858 by Queen Victoria.

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    Internationally recognised awards

    Final diploma shows you were awarded a University of London degree

    Graduates can attend the University of London Graduation Ceremony in London

    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

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    Widening access through flexible provision .

    Charles Dickens describes the University of London as the Peoples Universitywhich would extend her hand to the young shoemaker who studies in his garrett.

    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

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    Widening access through flexible provision .

    .to womenfirst UK University in 1878 to admit women to its degrees (30% by 1900)

    Sophia Bryantfirst woman Doctor of Science

    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

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    Widening access through flexible provision .

    to Prisoners of War17,600 candidates across 88 camps in world war 2

    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

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    Widening participation

    seven Nobel Prize winners

    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

    Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins1929 discovery of vitamins

    Nelson Mandela

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    Innovating through the encouragement of new centres of learning

    All Universities formed in England and Wales between 1849 and 1949 and many technical colleges commenced life as an apprentice by offering the University of London awards through the External System.

    Between 1836 and 1858 43 non-medical and 80 medical schools became affiliated institutions.

    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

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    Innovating through the encouragement of new centres of learning

    Correspondence schools set up to provide support to independent learners.

    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

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    Innovating through the encouragement of new centres of learning

    University Extension Colleges

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    TS Eliot 1916-1919 HG Wells 1890 (12d per hour)

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    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

    1858

    Curriculum 100+ Programmes Flexible learning format

    Learning Support Correspondence Schools Teaching Institutions

    2014

    Assessment 600 exam centres worldwide 2015 150th anniversary of the first overseas centre in Mauritius

    Technology

    Penny Post Railways

    Student Record System

    Virtual Learning

    Environments

    Student Information

    Centre

    Royal Mail Steam Packet Company

    Air Mail

    World Wide Web

    Mobile Learning

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    2. 156 Years of Blended Learning

    1858

    2014

    5 for the examination (Equivalent c500 today)

    LLB 5,000 Studied

    Independently

    Widening Accessprotecting fee levels with an increasing cost of tuition

    One month summer school at Correspondence College

    1890 7 and 7 shillings

    (Equivalent c700 today) (Lodging c150 today)

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    3. A Climate of Change?

    2012

    2014 Disruptive Technology to traditional models ..?

    MOOCs redefining distance provision for millions of students. Streaming video as standard and for free.

    Learning Hubs

    Authenticated Assessment for

    Credits Proctored Centres

    + 1,500?

    Signature Track Certificates $49

    John Hopkins Specialization Big Data with

    Coursera 10 MOOCs +

    Project =$490

    Equivalent Full Bachelor

    degree content = c$9,800 = 6,125

    Free Content - Small Courses

    Full degrees Credit Bearing

    Specializations

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    4. New Challenges Ahead

    Curriculum

    Employability

    Professional links

    Accreditation

    Learning Technology

    VLE

    Digital Content

    Student Tools

    Student Experience

    Retention Rates

    Tutor-Student Engagement at scale

    Raising the bar for all

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    Thank You.

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