The following quotes are taken from an article on distance learning in Guardian Online which used quotes from Ultralab, the OU and UKeU.
Unfortunately someone fron the OU used the phrase “kipper ties” – a perfect example of reinforcing a negative stereotype!
“While this may be largely true, it ignores the fact that there are some outstanding examples of successful distance and e-learning. The Open University has been a pioneer in this field for more than 30 years and more recently…
In short, the OU has invested £30m in e-learning over the past seven years. It is also home to the Knowledge Media Institute, which studies future technologies, and the Institute of Educational Technology, which researches open and distance learning.”