Can you see me? Where next with my on-screen presence?

on-screen presence for online teaching

Dr Keith Pond, Director of EFMD’s Online Course Certification System, discusses the need for better production quality and on-screen presence for digital learning. I’m an academic, not a TV star Is yours the tiny head and shoulders in a box at the bottom of your slides invisible to students using mobile phones? Are you the…

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Adrift in an ocean of quality data?

quality assurance in online learning

Yes, it is annoying, but also fascinating, how the tech giants such as Amazon, Alibaba, Google and Microsoft know enough about us to alert us to new opportunities.  They use targeted advertising, reminders, nudges and suggestions linked to our online activity.  Well, that’s how they make their money, they are motivated to understand the individual…

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COVID-19 – a shot in the arm for digital strategy in Higher Education?

COVID-19 and digital learning

Some of us, untouched by the personal tragedy at this time, may be forgiven for seeing the COVID-19 pandemic as a huge opportunity – an opportunity for boosting digital learning in Higher Education. Whether through existing strategy or changed direction, brought about by the sudden need to deliver teaching and assessments remotely, many Universities are…

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Keeping learners SAFE online

online learning

As we prepare to enter the new academic year, lessons from the pandemic inspired rush to go online must be learned.  For many Business Schools, this will need a focus, not on the technology but on online TEACHING. In a traditional classroom or lecture hall, students feel relatively sheltered.  They know from many years at…

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Playing games with other peoples’ money

simulation

As Europe, and the world, entered the first weeks of pandemic lockdown in Spring 2020, a carefully planned inter-University finance simulation project was coming to fruition. Did the emergency impact its delivery? Did the 55 students engaged suffer delay and confusion? Did the academic staff using the simulation as the core of their own assessed…

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What makes my MOOC stand out?

Keith Pond, Director of EFMD Online Course Certification System (EOCCS), and Antonia Lütgens, Project Consultant for EOCCS, celebrate the 5th birthday of EOCCS and discuss findings from a recent workshop.  Happy 5th birthday EOCCS! EOCCS celebrates its fifth birthday this year (2021), an appropriate point for us to reflect. At the 5 year point for EOCCS…

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Digital Mongolia

Digitalisation has been a key theme at the EFMD conferences, symposia and seminars for a number of years. The importance of digitalisation in the business model of EFMD members cannot be underestimated. Nor can it be ignored in terms of the developmental and quality assurance role that EFMD plays. Online and blended delivery are part of the…

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Business (School) models: A new paradigm in Learning?

Disruption in business models pervades business school curricula. Amazon, Uber and Netflix have each disrupted traditional markets. These companies, and many like them, provide excellent, relevant and up-to-date case studies for business school teaching. At the same time, the traditional business school model is being challenged – and there will be casualties… Traditional teaching uses…

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FREE WEBINAR: Who needs Faculty? – Outsourcing the Online Lecture

We welcome you to the upcoming online seminar: https://events.efmdglobal.org/events/who-needs-faculty-outsourcing-the-online-lecture/ at 15.00 CET on Thursday, 18th July 2019. On the webinar, the panel comprises senior representatives from HSTalks and Connect2Teach, providers of lecture inputs (and more) for academic courses. The seminar is moderated by Keith Pond, EOCCS Director. The webinar presents a lively panel discussion highlighting the…

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