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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E-learning in Peru: experiences and expectations

ISIL campus - online education

2020 was a turbulent year for education in general and at Instituto Superior San Ignacio de Loyola (ISIL) we carried out online education research to deep dive into higher education challenges and opportunities. About ISIL Founded in 1983, as a Technological Institute, ISIL is a private, regulated, for-profit institution in the Peruvian higher education sector,…

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Investigating Online Student satisfaction: causes and impacts

online learning

How student-driven is your institution? The e-learning industry is expanding rapidly, especially following Covid-19 and the necessity of switching to remote learning for many schools. Being student-driven and market-oriented is key to gaining a competitive advantage for today’s online distance learning. The author designed a study to add to the collected wisdom in this area,…

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Creating vivid learning experiences within a Hall Immersive Room

hall immersive room

How can instructors get their students to interact actively in a digital classroom? We will explore how creating engaging learning environments in digital teaching is facilitated by an immersive classroom. Instructors want to promote meaningful experiences that foster the development of student skills. However, this is not easy to achieve in digital education. In the…

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