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MOOCs: the (Loch Ness) Monster of Higher Education?

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 “MOOCs are the monster under the bed!” boomed a Dean at an academic conference just over two years ago. “And soon, they are going to come out and get us all!” Two years on and the idea of revolutionary change in higher education seemed to have been mitigated somewhat. The 2014 EFMD Annual Conference in Vienna brought out a more moderated view suggesting that they would make a contribution to teaching and learning, but they would in not way replace the traditional university. Sense at last. If MOOCs are the monster, perhaps they, or at least their underlying business model, are more of the Loch Ness variety. Talked about by many, but very difficult to find. Continue reading

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EFMD Annual Conference 2014: the SmartEcole project at EM Normandy

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At the EFMD Annual Conference 2014, Olivier Lamirault & Laurence Hélène outlined the SmartEcole project that has been developed at EM Normandy in France. The school had in fact begun working on e-learning and blended learning pedagogies 15 years ago. With the SmartEcole, the idea was to the use the feedback they had had, their experience of blended learning with teaching practices known to improve the quality of learning and employability. Accordingly, they worked on individualization, engagement, learning by doing, collaborative work, formal and informal learning. Continue reading

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EFMD Annual Conference 2014: Opening Address

 

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The 2014 EFMD Annual Conference was officially opened by Barbara Sporn, Vice Rector & Conference Chair at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. She thanked everyone for their participation in the organising of the event and the large number of delegates that were participating. Continue reading

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