Friday, October 19, 2018

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Notice: website under redesign

This web site is now more than 10 years old, and the design has not changed over this period. In the meantime, there have...

Why is innovation in teaching in HE so difficult? 4. Integrating online and distance...

This is the fourth and final post in this series. The previous three were: 1. The accreditation agencies? 2. Legacy systems 3. Learning management...

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 3. Learning management systems

Reasons for using a Learning Management System I pointed out in my previous post that the LMS is a legacy system that can inhibit innovation...

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 2. Legacy systems

  In my first post in this series, I looked at the role of accreditation agencies in blocking innovation. I suggested that while they may...

How serious should we be about serious games in online learning?

In the 2017 national survey of online learning in post-secondary education, and indeed in the Pockets of Innovation project, serious games were hardly mentioned...

Active learning at the Royal Military College of Canada

The RMC Following my trip to the UK Open University, I visited the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, where I was a keynote speaker...

Open and remote labs from the UK Open University

On my recent visit to the UK Open University, I had the privilege of a guided tour of the Open University's remote labs. These...

Athabasca University’s Centre for Distance Education to close

The news As my mother used to say when she had the goods on me, 'A little birdie told me...'. Well, a (different) little birdie...

Online learning and disruptive change at the UK Open University

Sturm und Strang I've was in England last week,  attending the 7th eSTEeM conference at the Open University as the opening keynote speaker, only my...

Zuckerberg’s Frankenstein

Prosecutor: Dr. Frankenberg, are you aware that there is a monster roaming the countryside, stealing all the villagers' personal information? Dr. Frankenberg: Yes, sir, I...

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.