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Panels and Debates

Identifying and Addressing the Barriers to Reducing the Cost of Higher Education

This panel session will start with descriptions of a number of current approaches to reducing the cost of higher education.  Then, working with the audience, the main barriers to the replication of these approaches in other institutions will be identified. The session will finish with a discussion on possible strategies for overcoming these barriers.


OEB speaker Brian Mulligan

Brian Mulligan

Head of Online Learning Innovation, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland


OEB speaker Annabell Busch

Annabell Busch

Senior Solution Engineer , Blackboard Europe

OEB speaker Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe, DHBW, Germany

OEB speaker Ulrike Wild

Ulrike Wild

Programme Director Educational Innovation, Wageningen University&Research

The Collapse and Rise of Digital Education, Annabell Busch