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Of missiles, the three little pigs and the future of higher education (#CFHE12)
Paul Prinsloo, opendistanceteachingandlearning, Jan 10, 2013
“… we no longer possess a home; we are repeatedly called upon to build and then rebuild one, like the three little pigs of the fairy tale, or we have to carry it along with us on our backs like … Continue reading → Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:50:44 +0000 [Comment]

In the antechamber of hope: Higher and distance education and (un)employment (#CFHE12)
Paul Prinsloo, opendistanceteachingandlearning, Jan 10, 2013
There are different reasons why people hope. Many people believe that there is a reason why things happen, or that things will work out fine. This group most probably overlaps with another group who believes that the future will be … Continue reading → Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:22:37 +0000 [Comment]

The Ni-Ni generation: thoughts on the purpose of higher education (#CFHE12)
Paul Prinsloo, opendistanceteachingandlearning, Jan 10, 2013
Can higher education change the future social stratification of society or will higher education continue to duplicate and perpetuate inequality? Should we hold higher education accountable for decreasing existing and future inequalities? With increasing numbers of graduates finding themselves joining … Continue reading → Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:55:13 +0000 [Comment]

Cattle in the mist: the promise of learning analytics (#CFHE12)
Paul Prinsloo, opendistanceteachingandlearning, Jan 10, 2013
“If you have three pet dogs, give them names. If you have 10,000 head of cattle, don’t bother” (David Gelernter in Long & Siemens, 2011, p. 32). Once upon a time, education consisted of small, intimate Socratic circles where learners … Continue reading → Mon, 05 Nov 2012 05:10:57 +0000 [Comment]

Send in the clowns – managers and leaders in higher education (#CFHE)
Paul Prinsloo, opendistanceteachingandlearning, Jan 10, 2013
We can possibly describe 2012 in higher education as alternating between revolution and carnival as higher education institutions across the world respond to the stampede to roll out online learning, embrace various forms of open courseware, teaching and accreditation, different … Continue reading → Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:12:00 +0000 [Comment]

The other “M” in the future of higher and distance education (#CFHE12)
Paul Prinsloo, opendistanceteachingandlearning, Jan 10, 2013
While the current debates and discourses surrounding higher and distance education are focused (if not obsessed) with MOOCs  (Massive Open Online Courses), there are also other “M”s to reflect upon. No, I am not talking about the Head of the … Continue reading → Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:11:17 +0000 [Comment]

The Tower of Babel: MOOCs, Online Learning, and Language…
Paul Prinsloo, opendistanceteachingandlearning, Jan 10, 2013
Machine translation may soon, under certain conditions, make concerns about the role of language in online learning and MOOCs obsolete (e.g., Google’s ‘Babel fish’ heralds future of translation). Though this will solve the issue of translation, it will still not … Continue reading → Tue, 27 Nov 2012 06:23:31 +0000 [Comment]

Unfit for purpose – adapting to an open, digital and mobile world (#oped12) (#CFHE12)
opendistanceteachingandlearning, opendistanceteachingandlearning, Oct 09, 2012
How important is it for a higher distance education institution to ‘fit’ into its local context? Is fitting into a local context more important than fitting into a global context? What happens when a higher distance education institution loses its … Continue reading → Mon, 08 Oct 2012 05:45:35 +0000 [Comment]


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