A review of the HEQCO report on productivity and quality in online learning in higher education

Tony Bates, Let's Talk About Tech, , Aug 21, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Good summary and excellent criticism of a report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario by Trick and Carey (yes, you read that right) titled How Online Learning Affects Productivity, Cost and Quality in Higher Education: An Environmental Scan and Review of the Literature. He writes, "I would like to have seen a recommendation to government and the institutions to put in the same level of investment as for MOOCs, but to develop a model that combines best practices in online learning combined with new technologies such as social media, to build partly self-supporting student learning communities on a larger scale than current campus-based programs, with high quality learning outcomes and completion rates. I think it could be done, but it needs substantial investment beyond the risk level of most individual universities, which is why government should be a partner."

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