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In her DEHub summit presentation Gilly Salmon spoke on continuity and change, and the critical challenges facing us to address both what Governments want vs what learners want, and referred to the work around a new definition of quality and CALF.

Governments are calling for:

  • competition
  • face to face learning contact
  • the pursuit of excellence
  • tight budgets and constrained funding
  • research

What learners really want is:

  • visibility/connectivity - for peers and employers and to make lecturers more visible
  • openness - personalisation, customisation, their own learning pathways, to ask more and prepare better
  • virtualisation - using many media
  • purposefulness - tell me what I've learned and what I can do with it
  • expression - search, research, express

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