February 22, 2009
India's Higher Education Ambitions
The Indian government intends to increase its higher-education budget by 21 percent, to $2.79-billion from $2.22-billion.
India Plans Big Budget Increase …..Funds fillip for varsity dream
Thumbs down for Distance/Online Leaning?
Faculty are split 30:70 against online courses in a survey: Preliminary results of the surveys by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
Survey of Faculty:
10,000 faculty members at 67 public campuses in the survey.
+a majority of faculty members acknowledge that distance instruction offers students increased accessibility and flexibility,
- developing and teaching online courses can be burdensome.
Survey of administrators:
Need for institutions to incorporate online learning into their mission statements.
Centralize Oversight of Online Programs (Won't Work at UM, IMO)
Have Cross Campus Teams Look at Online Learning (Is Being done)