Online Learning Update

June 23, 2013

Online Learning: UK Commission on future proposes major changes for HE

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

by Peta Lee, University World News

Britain’s high-powered Commission on the Future of Higher Education last week called for vocationally focused ‘fee only’ degrees for local students, a new postgraduate student loans system and credit recognition for MOOCs, among many other recommendations. In its report, A Critical Path: Securing the future of higher education in England, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) commission – chaired by University of Warwick Vice-chancellor Nigel Thrift – acknowledged the tough economic conditions and the transformation over the past half century of higher education in Britain. However, it suggested a raft of reforms and expansions to ensure that the sector continued to play a pivotal role in the country’s economic and social renewal.

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