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1 The terms ‘blended teaching’ and ‘e-teaching’ are preferred throughout this report, as they are a more accurate description of what institutions do. ‘Blended learning’ and ‘e-learning’ are what students do. It is useful to avoid the category error of confusing the two activities.
2 Woodley (2013) argues that this means that OU Central Faculty can be somewhat disassociated from the day-today problems of students and that this may contribute to in some way to a lack of engagement with the issue of student dropout at the Centre generally.
3 The possibility of this saving is increasingly recognised in full-time higher education in the UK. Thomas (2012) noted that each new student who withdraws in the first semester at a full time institution costs the institution at least £24,300 in lost income over the duration of a three year degree course.
5 The Regional Campuses are substantial edifices: the one at Incheon which I visited occupies the whole of a big three story building with at least six large teaching rooms in use day and evening, together with a crèche and substantial IT centre and library.
6 I have not changed the language or graphs in any way - Ormond