Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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...

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...

What I learned from the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning

The conference I've just got back from Toronto where last week I was one of more than 1,400 participants from 95 countries in the International...

Will I see you at the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning this week?

The conference ICDE's world conference lands at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto this week. I am very much looking forward to the coming week in Toronto....

The day Spain lost Catalonia

I'm in Barcelona for a conference on innovation in teaching in higher education, organized by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). As I worked...

Virtual Reality and education: some thoughts

I spent a very interesting evening this week at a Vancouver VR Community event at Mobify's headquarters in downtown Vancouver. Mobify is a provider...

Pushing the boundaries of higher education – in Barcelona

If you are going to push any boundaries, Barcelona is as good a place as any to do it. Home of Antoni Gaudi, Joan Miró,...

2016: The Year I Failed Retirement

The new age of retirement I decided in April 2014 'to stop (nearly) all professional activities from now onwards'. I argued that 'it is dangerous...

Report on SFU’s experiences of teaching with technology

I always enjoy going to a university or college and seeing how they are using learning technologies. I am always a little surprised and...

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.