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  1. 1. Simon Atkinson Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching (Teaching Enhancement) August 2011
  2. 2. BPP Education Group <ul><li>1976: BPP formed London </li></ul><ul><ul><li>home study and flexible training for the finance sector </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1986 Floated as BPP Holdings plc </li></ul><ul><li>2007 first for profit company to gain UK Degree Awarding Powers </li></ul><ul><li>2009 a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Inc £306m acquisition. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Apollo Education Network <ul><li>University of Phoenix (US) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>established 1973 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>458,600 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 enrolment every 20 seconds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BPP University College (UK) </li></ul><ul><li>College for Financial Planning (US) </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Professional Development (US) </li></ul><ul><li>Western International University (US) </li></ul><ul><li>Meritus University (Canada) </li></ul><ul><li>Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación “ UNIAC “ (Chile) </li></ul><ul><li>Universidad Latinoamericana “ULA” (Mexico) </li></ul>
  4. 4. BPP University College : Why Mobile? <ul><li>Flexiblility </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling the committed learner </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is “ Flexible Learning ” ? <ul><li>Customers require ever greater flexibility over 3 key aspects of their training: </li></ul>PRICE! LOCATION! TIMING!
  6. 6. Flexibility of price Traditional Distance learning Traditional face to face classroom Online classroom
  7. 7. Flexibility of location 28 UK Study Centres 13 International Study Centres
  8. 8. Flexibility of timing <ul><li>2000 courses towards Professional Qualifications in the UK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exams on demand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>… how can a course start whenever a customer wants? </li></ul><ul><li>Degree world: step on step off </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 year or 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledging Employment </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. A feeling of isolation <ul><li>How can we avoid it? </li></ul><ul><li>Overhauling the online experience </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible pedagogies where appropriate </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pilot Opportunities <ul><li>Accountancy & Tax Professional Qualifications (On-going 5 week ‘ blocks) </li></ul><ul><li>PG Certificate Professional Education (January 2012 8 week units) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-BPP – Olympics project GE1851 (On-going…) </li></ul>
  11. 11. BPP ’ s Professional Accountancy Programmes <ul><li>Provide a range of study solutions to prepare students over 5-15 week period for externally assessed exams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(multiple choice through to case studies). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Books, E-content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional paper based distance learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online classroom programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face to face classroom programmes </li></ul></ul>Price and level of tutor interaction increasing
  12. 12. Start Date Learning Phase Practice & Revision Phase Rehearsal Phase The Exam Guidance Focus Advice Guidance & regular email updates. Final Mock with online debrief Assigned tutor from start to finish A forum for queries monitored by your tutor throughout 2 Course Exams with tutor review. Guided revision questions & exam technique advice Ad hoc pieces of set work
  13. 13. Guidance: ‘test-prep’
  14. 14. Annotated ‘walk-through’
  15. 15. BPP ’ s PGcert Professional Education <ul><li>Modelling Instructional Design norms for ‘ new ’ approach to degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Modularised for ‘ pick & mix ’ professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Initially in-house but intended for international market </li></ul><ul><li>Currently being designed – radical pedagogies possible </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot January-April 2012 – 25-50 people </li></ul>
  16. 16. Brokerage <ul><li>Our educational experience </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and design </li></ul><ul><li>Other sectors – health / heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage option – Olympics 2012 Hyde Park – GE1851 visualisation. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Next steps <ul><li>Simon Atkinson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>