DEPM 622: Module 3, Differentiation and Competition — Organizational Design and Positioning

Module 3 Reflections and Learning Activities What is the status of the business trend you have been following on Twitter? Have there been any changes? New developments? There have some important developments related to OER, both at the national level and at the level of my institution. At the national level, the recently signed omnibus …

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OMDE 606 Module 3: Clearly below the break-even point

The time spent on this module was a very quiet two weeks. One assignment had been submitted, and the other had not yet started in earnest. This left the two weeks to study the eight posted units on cost-effectiveness of distance education. Two of these units were related to a visit from Greville Rumble. It …

OMDE 608 – Unit 3 – Trends, Issues, and Challenges in Learner Support

Compose 3 questions about the text (unfamiliar words, confusing passages or ideas) Kukulsa-Holme and Traxler (2013) write, "The drive to move towards a wireless world has also been apparent behind developments at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College, a sixth form and further education institution, where wireless Tablet PCs have been used by teachers as …

Stephen Downes on Connective Knowledge

One of our readings for Unit 4 was Downes' (2007) "An Introduction to Connective Knowledge." Although not easy reading, this was a fascinating piece. Because of my training in linguistics, I was especially interested in the sections discussing language and truth conditions. My linguistics training was entirely in the Chomskian tradition, and Downes offers opposing …