Friday, October 19, 2018

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...

Scary tales of online learning and educational technology

The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) of British Columbia held an appropriately Halloween-themed get together today called 'The Little Workshop of Horrors' at which participants...

Welcome back and what you may have missed in online learning over the summer

I hope you all had a great summer break and have come back fully charged for another always challenging year in teaching. I thought...

More details on ICDE’s World Conference on Online Learning

Contact North | Contact Nord, the organizer and host of the 27th International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, launches the...

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.