On Tuesday 21st March 2011, KMi Director Dr Peter Scott was featured in the BBC Business News article “Going to Harvard from your own bedroom”, by Merlin John, featured on the home page of bbc.co.uk. Peter is quoted as stating “in the online world you don’t need to fill buildings or lecture theatres with people and you don’t need to be trapped into a lecture timetable”.
The article discusses the potential growth of online degrees of which the Open University is an “international pioneer” with particular reference to iTunesU where there have been 31 million global downloads of free OU materials.
The advent of mobile platforms delivering rich multimedia including significant developments in ePublishing of educational books makes learning more accessible, removing the intrinsic need to be confined to the physical confines of a university campus. Technology Enhanced Learning delivers greater choice to more people, allowing universities to truly explore global markets through innovative channels.
To see the article in full, please follow this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12766562