Contact North identifies 5 phenomena disrupting PSE

July 9, 2012

Over the next few weeks Contact North -- Ontario's distance education and training network -- plans to regularly engage with Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Minister Glen Murray, the ministry, and its PSE partners in thinking about how educational and information technologies can be integrated with people and processes at PSE institutions to encourage the kinds of transformational changes outlined in a new discussion paper from the ministry. Contact North sets the stage for a forward discussion by putting forth the proposition that the following 5 concurrent phenomena are now disrupting PSE and will, in the network's opinion, lead to transformational change: online education; massive open online courses; ePortfolio; outcomes assessment; and course credit aggregation. Contact North