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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...

Review of: Katz, R. et al. (2008) The Tower and the Cloud

Review of: Katz, R. et al. (2008) The Tower and the Cloud: Higher Education in the Age of Cloud Computing Boulder CO: EDUCAUSE, available...

Murray Goldberg and Academic Social Bookmarking

As many of you will know, Murray Goldberg developed WebCT while working at the University of British Columbia in 1995-1996. The company was later...

The state of e-learning, 2008

Well, it's the end of the year, and so why not a personal retrospective of the worldwide state of e-learning at the end of...

European International Ph.D.s

I had the privilege this week of being an examiner for a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain....

World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council on Technology and Education

The World Economic Forum held its first Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai between 7-9 November, 2008. The summit was attended by over...

New section on virtual worlds and games for learning

Today a new section of this web site opened, focusing on resources about virtual worlds and games for learning. This is being developed in collaboration...

E-learning in education and training in New Zealand

At the invitation of Richard Elliott, and John Clayton of Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC), I gave a series of keynotes and workshops in...

Online learning in Southern Africa

Dr. José Cossa is a research analyst from Mozambique, currently working in Syracuse, New York State, USA. He has recently published the following book: José...

Effective, Efficient and Engaging (E3) Learning in the Digital Age

Prompted by Peter Dillenbourg’s claim (2006) that the e should be dropped from e-learning, so the focus can be shifted to the conditions for...

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.