The integration of online learning into an institution implies much more than offering some course online. It involves a re-thinking of roles, services, infrastructure, funding, faculty development and recognition, and student access and success and implicates administration, staff, faculty and students.
Five Reasons to Celebrate the First 150 Years of The University of South Africa (Unisa)
Based in Pretoria, Unisa attracts a third of all higher education students in South Africa. Through various colleges and affiliates, Unisa has app. 370,000 students, including international students from 130 countries worldwide.
Fighting Digital Apartheid and Enabling Social Justice
How to Encourage Innovation in Higher Education
Innovation in education can come from following three core principles: A free flow of ideas, the freedom to fail, and a sense of urgency.
Debunking the Myth about a Creative Destruction of Higher Education with Technology as the Driver
How convincing is the evidence that technology is leading to the transformation of colleges and universities? Does the rhetoric of “creative destruction” and “transformation” match with our experience of the post-secondary system in the developed world?
How Online Learning Can Help Address the Talent and Skills Challenge for the New Economy
A knowledge economy demands more skilled and highly qualified people at a time when many of those seeking work do not have the skills employers are looking for. We need to look at innovative approaches to building a highly qualified workforce.
Institutional and Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning
Whatever your institution’s stage of development with technology integration, a thoughtful, planned approach to teaching and learning in conjunction with your colleagues can pay rich dividends for both you and your students.
Getting Strategic About Online Learning
Given the growing strategic importance of online learning, how can strategic intent be converted into action? More specifically, what roles can each category of influencer play in a college or university to make online learning truly successful?
Provincial Land Acknowledgement
Contact North | Contact Nord respectfully acknowledges that our work, and the work of our community partners, takes place on traditional Indigenous territories across the province.
We are grateful to be able to work and live in these territories. We are thankful to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who have cared for these territories since time immemorial and who continue to strengthen Ontario and all communities across the province.