The University of Liverpool Management School receives EOCCS certification for its Developing as a Manager and Leader course

University of Liverpool Management School

We are extending our warmest congratulations to the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS), United Kingdom, for receiving the EOCCS certification for its Developing as a Manager and Leader course, part of the online MBA. Keith Pond, EOCCS Director, addressed the institution: ‘We would like to congratulate the MBA team for their commitment to high-quality…

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Hybrid: The best of all possible worlds?

hybrid learning

COVID-19 has been a catalyst for many in Higher Education. Most have explored online learning as an emergency solution. Many have discovered new ways of working. But, just as many have reverted to “the old normal” to encourage students and learners back to campus where they can benefit from the socialisation that is a key…

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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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Initial EOCCS Certification for Rome Business School, EA Business School and University of the Bank of Russia courses

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions were recently granted the EOCCS certification for their courses: Rome Business School (IT) 4 courses part of the Master programme in HR and Organization: Business Strategy Marketing Managerial Economics Entrepreneurship and Business Planning EAE Business School (SP) 4 courses part of the Global Executive MBA programme: Financial Management Sales…

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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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