2013 Spring Forum

  • Forum magazine
  • Publication date
    April 2013
  • Topics
    • Learning, teaching & curriculum

Theme: Technology

Technology is everywhere, but how is it changing international higher education? What is all the fuss about MOOCs? Where is Europe with regard to online education? What do online courses mean for quality standards?

Table of contents

04 Editorial – Michael Cooper

08 Technological timeline
Developments impacting higher education over the years

10 Online and distance education – Michael Steinmann
Europe is catching on

12 The mood for MOOCs – Anna Colombini (*Editor's pick)
An insight into the growing phenomenon

16 The future of global higher education – Duleep Deosthale & Murli Nagasundaram
Where is online learning heading?

19 Virtual mobility – Ilse Op de Beeck, Mariet Vriens & Wim Van Petegem
A flexible approach

22 Return of the e-university – Sarah Fencott
An interview with Paul Bacsich

26 Who’s in (quality) control? – Luis Delgado
A greater focus required

28 Open educational resources – Ebba Ossiannilsson
A Nordic perspective

32 The human factor – Michael Bourke
Is pure e-education the future?

36 Technology opens doors – Ann Heelan
A level playing field for students with disabilities

38 Strategic goal attainment – Kees Kouwenaar
A new model for measurement

40 Strategic Enrolment Management – Bob Bontrager
A framework for institutional change

42 Turkish higher education – Ercan Laçin
Preparing for EAIE Istanbul 2013

46 Perspectives – Wim Oostindier
A senior lecturer’s views on social media

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