Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Why we need some humility about online learning – and about face-to-face teaching

Those of us who have been fighting to get online learning accepted over the last 20-25 years have argued strongly the merits of online...

Some recent videos on the future of online learning

I'm listing here some of the recordings of recent presentations and webinars that include a good deal of input from faculty and/or graduate students. ________________________________________________________________________ 2021...

Staying Online: a new book by Robert Ubell

Ubell, R. (2022) Staying Online: How to Navigate Digital Higher Education New York/London: Routledge, 180 pp This book was published on September 7, 2021, and...

What happens to online students when the Internet goes down?

Holzweiss, P. and Walker, D. (2021) The Impact of a Regional Crisis on Online Students and Faculty Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Vol....

Research showing that virtual learning is less effective than classroom teaching – right?

Cellini, R. S. (2021) How does virtual learning impact students in higher education? Brown Center Chalkboard, Brookings, August 13 Summary of results This blog post is...

US$20 million for research into the use of AI for STEM online education

Yes! Weekly (2021) NSF Investing $20 million in effort to transform online education for adults, August 16 The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced on July 29,...

Five core trends in teaching and learning post-Covid 19

If you have 15 minutes to spare, take a look at a (virtual) presentation I made to the University of Kent in the UK...

Alternative delivery methods for distance education: a history

For those of you interested in the history of distance education, there are lessons to be learned about different ways to deliver distance education....

Research chair in polytechnic learning and teaching

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is seeking a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Polytechnic Learning and Teaching: see https://careers.bcit.ca/postings/4339 The position details...

A bit more on the history of distance education

Too often, we are isolated by language from the relevant work of other people in online and distance education. I am pleased therefore to...

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.