Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tony's Blog

The future of instructional design – or my heart belongs to ADDIE

On Sunday, I attended a very interesting meeting of about 50 instructional designers (what is a good collective noun for instructional designers?) from across...

What should the Canadian government do to increase access to post-secondary education?

This is really a posting for Canadian readers, but we're not too proud to take suggestions from anywhere! I have the honour of being invited...

Following the e-Learning Africa conference on Twitter

You can follow the e-Learning Africa 2010 conference on Twitter, at http://twitter.com/eLAzm During the conference the organizers will tweet the latest updates on ...

The link between e-learning and economic development: the case of New Brunswick

This has been a busy week for me, which accounts for the low number of postings. Earlier in the week, I was conducting a...

Where do the resources for technology-based teaching come from?

In an earlier blog, Struggling with Costs of Teaching in Higher Education, I complained about the lack of research into the costs of teaching,...

A marketer’s view of higher education in the USA

For those of you not familiar with Seth Godin's excellent blog on marketing, take a look at his latest blog: The coming melt-down in higher...

My thoughts on managing technology in universities

One of my favourite web sites is Keith Hampson's Higher Education Management Group. It was therefore an honour for me to be invited to be...

What do senior administrators need to know to make good technology decisions?

In the 11 case studies that Albert Sangra and I examined for our book on the integration of technology in universities and colleges, one...

Educational affordances of the iPad

For a very quick and preliminary review of possible educational uses or affordances of the Apple iPad, see Elliott Masie's 10 minute video at:...

What do instructors need to know about teaching with technology?

I believe that we will see no real innovation, no fundamental change, in post-secondary education, at least from within, unless all instructors have basic...

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.