Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wednesday 2nd April

Attended conference on distance learning at London University. Enphasis on access, partnerships and measuring impact.

Dr Samba Mboup University South Africa spoke about Africa. Some good pedagogy demonstrated in having breakout groups, very short presentations and excellent speakers, with a good grasp of powerpoint principles, e.g. 7 words x 7 lines and a good use of pictures.

Completion - the question was asked whether this matters. Yes, yes, yes especially when you look at the focus on international capability building and the prohibitive costs for students in developing countries.

Of course, the best times in the conference are those when you have a chance to speak with people, and a photo of some of the people who helped make this so enjoyable and a good learning experience.

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