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Student engagement with digital learning resources and online social networking are strong forces in education today. How can these resources best be utilized by educators and course designers in higher education? Th is book aims to provide the reader with enough background information to appreciate the value of social networking, especially for distributed(More)
This paper presents the findings from a study investigating current practice in course design at the UHI Millennium Institute in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The issues considered include choice of communications media, limitations in use, and course design approaches. The paper concludes that a model utilising five dimensions of flexibility is a(More)
Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research Online's data policy on reuse of materials please consult the policies page. Abstract Rural and remote learners are disadvantaged even with online provision due to poor connections. Broadband(More)
The recent economic crisis in Iceland has raised issues of the sustainability of Icelandic higher education to new levels of importance. A key strategy in relation to this economic crisis is to consider the merger of the four public universities in Iceland and to introduce a much higher enegagement with online and open delivery methods of higher(More)
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