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Title News Analysis Focus for 2017 - Online Higher Education Around the World
Author Richard Garrett - Director, OBHE


The Observatory’s remit is a big one- the multitude of transnational higher education models, the plethora of commercial players active in the sector, and the complexities of online learning. This “borderless” higher education is dynamic, exciting and interrelated but can become unwieldy. Moreover, OBHE attempts to cover developments worldwide.

It makes sense for the Observatory to go deep on specific topics. This allows us to accumulate intelligence, and add value for our members.

In 2017, we are going to pay particular attention to online learning. Our definition is broad, encompassing fully online degree programmes as well as blended and hybrid models; and online delivery as a component of conventional campus courses. We are interested in online learning offered by mainstream universities and colleges, but also the activities of other kinds of providers. Online learning is the latest form of distance and open learning, which has a long history in many parts of the world.

Date 19/01/2017
Region(s) All Regions
Countries International
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models, Public Private Partnerships, For-profit Provision, Mobility, Technology
Topic(s) Online Learning

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