Report: Global quality in online, open, flexible and technology enhanced education: An analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
This report was developed to provide a platform for development of guidelines for quality in online, open, flexible and technology enhanced education in all regions of the world.
Presente y futuro de las credenciales digitales alternativas (CDA)
The Present and Future of Alternative Digital Credentials
Models for online, open, flexible and technology enhanced higher education across the globe – a comparative analysis
Models for online, open, flexible and technology enhanced higher education across the globe – Full Case Collection
Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics
In the light of the rapid development of Learning Analytics on a global basis, ICDE has taken the initiative to produce a set of guidelines for ethically-informed practice that would be valuable to all regions of the world. The aim of the Guidelines is to identify which core principles relating to ethics are core to all, and where there is legitimate differentiation due to separate legal or more broadly cultural environments. A Working Group was established with members from a range of countries and the work resulted in this 16-page report authored by Sharon Slade and Alan Tait.
Blended Learning: State of the Nation
How do we start? State and directions of Learning Analytics Adoption
Higher Education and the Revolution of Learning Analytics
Research and Innovation Taskforce: Final Report
Executive Summary: Quality Models
Online, Open, and Flexible Higher Education for the Future We Want: Policy Challenges
IDEAL: The Offer
This report examines the distance education offer of European higher education institutions and identifies the intended target groups, in particular, adult learners. The report looks at the availability of distance education in European higher education, its geographic spread, as well as the number and types of programmes offered by HEIs, the number of enrolments in individual courses, and the institutional motivation for offering distance education courses. In addition, the report also addresses institutional strategies in distance education, describes their main target groups, the type of student support offered and discusses the future expectations of distance education institutions.
IDEAL: The Students
The present report looks at students in distance education in Europe and sets out to better understand the profile of the current student body in distance education (employment situation, age, gender, previous and current education), as well as their motivations of students to consider distance education, the main barriers to accessing distance education and the support adult learners receive during their studies.
IDEAL: The Potential
The present report looks at potential distance education students, and uses a triangulation technique to identify the social profile of the learners interested in distance education, as well as their motivations and barriers to accessing distance education. The extended version also includes five case studies focusing on: Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, and United Kingdom.
Distance education in Finland – Case Study
The IDEAL report on Finland was written by Nina Haltia and gives a short overview of the history of distance teaching in Finnish higher education institutions, followed by a description of the position of adults within Finnish higher education institutions and higher education policy. Last, the report summarizes the results of previous studies showing what is currently known about the motives, needs and difficulties of adult learners in Finnish higher education.
Distance education in Germany – Case Study
The IDEAL report on Germany was written by Joachim Stöter and Carl von Ossietzky from the University of Oldenburg. The case study examines the situation of distance education and distance learning in Germany. It is based on a review of empirical data presented by European and national institutions and authorities, an analysis of national and regional policy documents, and a review of the literature on the characteristics, needs and expectations of students who are interested or enrolled in online study programmes.
Distance education in Greece – Case Study
The IDEAL report on Greece was written by Spiros Borotis, research manager at the MENON Network EEIG. The case study examines the situation of distance education and distance learning in Greece, where the participation of adults in education and training activities lags behind the rest of Europe – less than 30% – and has been decreasing in recent years.
Distance education in Hungary – Case Study
The IDEAL report on Greece was written by Anikó Kálmán, Éva Cseszka, Maria Kocsis Baán and Fodorné Tóth Krisztina. The case study examines the situation of distance education and distance learning in Hungary, and takes a look at the number of e-learning courses offered by higher education institutions, student participation in distance and part-time learning. The case study also examines the social background, composition and characteristics of learners participating in distance education, and offers insights into prospective distance education students in Hungary.
Distance education in the United Kingdom – Case Study
The IDEAL report on Greece was written by John Rose-Adams and John Butcher. The case study examines the situation of distance education and distance learning in the United Kingdom, and gives an overview of distance education by region, as well as a description of the barriers and enabling factors for adult learners, and a synthesis describing the potential for distance education in the future of UK higher education.
The IDEAL Glossary gives an overview of definitions used for the purpose of the IDEAL study, such as distance education, blended learning, etc
IDEAL Research Methodology
IDEAL research methodology explains how the IDEAL project will address its research question “how higher education institutions can and do contribute to adult learning by way of distance education“.
IDEAL Distance Education Concept
IDEAL Distance Education Concept gives you an overview of the state of the art on the concept of distance education
ESREA abstract submitted and accepted for the Second Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education entitled “Interrogating Sustainability in Adult Learning Policy: European and Global Perspectives“ will take place from 18–20 June 2014 at Aalborg University, Denmark
EDEN Conference Paper
EDEN conference paper submitted and accepted for the EDEN 2015 Annual Conference on Expanding Learning Scenarios entitled “Distance Education in European Higher Education Institutions: Analysing Mechanisms for Increasing Participation of Adult Learners” that took place 9-12 June 2015 in Barcelona, Spain