We may need face-to-face learning but do we really need face-to-face assessment?
At this stage of recovery, following the pandemic, many Universities are reflecting on their experience of remote learning and remote assessment. The reflection is not always comfortable. Of course, the pandemic was an emergency, and had Universities been blessed with the time to consider the challenges of online exams and other assessments, we may have…Read More
The Brandstorm Youth Innovation Competition by L’Oréal receives EOCCS certification
We are delighted to announce that The Brandstorm Youth Innovation Competition organised by L’Oréal has been awarded EOCCS certification. ‘Warm congratulations to L’Oréal for this achievement! We are happy to celebrate the competition’s 30th year by certifying its commitment to upskilling young talent worldwide,’ said Keith Pond, EOCCS Director. L’Oréal has put forward an incubator…Read More
The “new normal”: How schools are embedding COVID19 digital lessons
EFMD Online Course Certification System (EOCCS) Director Keith Pond provides an overview of the recent EOCCS Community Webinar that took place in December. “Emergency remote” teaching during the recent pandemic was seen as a problem by many but an opportunity by others. COVID-19 appeared to accelerate changes in Management Learning and Teaching that were already…Read More
The University of Liverpool Management School receives EOCCS certification for its Developing as a Manager and Leader course
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…Read More
Hybrid: The best of all possible worlds?
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…Read More
Can you see me? Where next with my on-screen presence?
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…Read More
New normal – new balances: Is there a way back to offline MBA programmes?
Lomonosov Moscow State University from Russia was one of the virtual EOCCS certified co-hosts at the fifth EOCCS Learning Community Symposium, which took place on 23 and 24 of September 2021. During our block of presentations, we discussed our experience of the transition to online teaching forced by the pandemic restrictions at classical MBA programmes.…Read More
Adrift in an ocean of quality data?
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…Read More
COVID-19 – a shot in the arm for digital strategy in Higher Education?
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…Read More
Keeping learners SAFE online
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…Read More