Friday, April 19, 2019

Some implications of online open publishing

One of the differences between an online open textbook and a commercial printed textbook is that developments with an open textbook are continuous rather than...

Contact North’s quick update on online learning in Canada

Contact North recently published a short update on the state of online learning in Canada, which gives a good overview of the following: key Canadian...

Book ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now ready and available

Click image to view the book IT'S OPEN! IT'S FREE! IT'S ONLINE! IT'S READY! For the last two weeks I have been frantically re-editing my online open...

Last chapter of Teaching in a Digital Age now published

Chapter 12, Supporting teachers and instructors in a digital age, the last chapter of my online, open textbook for teachers and instructors, Teaching in...

First part of report on EDEN Research Workshop now available

My official report on the 8th EDEN Research Workshop is being released as a series of four blog posts by the President of EDEN,...

Review of ‘Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda.’

Zawacki-Richter, O. and Anderson, T. (eds.) (2014) Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda Athabasca AB: AU Press, pp. 508 It is somewhat daunting to review...

Game-based learning: special edition of the ETS journal

Forge FX's Heifer Village: NepalBellotti, F. et al. (2014) Guest editorial: Game-based learning for 21st century transferable skills: Challenges and Opportunities Educational Technology and Society,...

Book review: The Smartest Kids in the World

Ripley, A. (2013) The Smartest Kids in the World - and How They Got That Way New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/New Delhi: Simon and Schuster OECD (2013) PISA...

Education across space and time: Distance Education, Vol. 34, No.2

This special edition of the Australian-based Distance Education journal presents a selection of papers originally submitted to the Open and Distance Learning Association of...

Welcome back and a review of online learning developments in July and August

Here in Canada, tomorrow is the start of a new academic year. I know, because our garbage cans are full and the back lane...

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.