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Review of ‘The State of e-Learning in Canada’: or life in a parallel universe

You may be under the illusion that to reach a parallel universe you have to go on a star trek or do quantum physics....

Are Learning Management Systems obsolete? Some questions

In an earlier blog about Blackboard buying out Angel Learning Systems, I dropped the throwaway comment: 'I suspect that by the time all the legal...

E-learning, faculty training and the value of subscription journals

Marry in haste and repent at leisure, so the old saying goes. It could also be applied to blog posts - post in haste...

Networks, groups and academic knowledge

This is also posted as a comment to: Bates and Downes on new knowledge: Round 3 I don’t think Stephen and I are going to...

Bates and Downes on new knowledge: Round 3

I very much appreciate Stephen Downes' response to my posting, and I encourage you to read not only his posting, but several other comments...

Why ICTs are mission-critical for post-secondary institutions

This is the second of three blogs that examine some basic assumptions about technology and education, based on a review of three books: 'THE...

Does technology change the nature of knowledge?

Purpose of this blog This is the first of three blogs that examine some basic assumptions about technology and education, based on a review of...

Review of: Sangra, A. (2008) The Integration of Information and Communication Technologies in the...

Review of: Sangra, A. (2008) The Integration of Information and Communication Technologies in the University: Models, Problems and Challenges (La Integració de les TICs...

Review of: Gilbert, J. (2005) Catching the Knowledge Wave: the Knowledge Society and the...

Review of: Gilbert, J. (2005) Catching the Knowledge Wave: the Knowledge Society and the Future of Education Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Council for Educational...

Questions on the future of information and communications technologies in higher education

Over the next month, I will be doing several blogs around topics prompted by three books that look very different, but each of which...

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.