Friday, August 7, 2020

Book review: A History of the Open University

Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

Conference: Distance teaching and learning, Wisconsin, 2015

What: The University of Wisconsin Distance Teaching and Learning Conference You will discover innovative ways to teach and support online learners. Learn best strategies, practices, and solutions. Connect...

Adult learners, mobile phones and online learning

Sometimes, distance education really is distant. Damian Boyle is a workplace instructor from Northlands College who works with itinerant workers at the remote McArthur...

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: WCET’s analysis of distance education enrolments in the USA

Russell Poulin and Terri Straut have done an invaluable analysis of recent data on distance education enrolments in the USA in the following three...

Nine questions to ask when choosing modes of delivery

This is the fifth of five posts on choosing modes of delivery for Chapter 10 of my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital...

Challenging the supremacy of face-to-face teaching

This is the second of five posts on choosing appropriate modes of delivery, part of Chapter 10 of my online open textbook, Teaching in...

Deciding on modes of delivery

This is the first of a series of five posts that look at the following: deciding whether a whole course or program should be offered wholly...

Students as a criterion for media selection in online learning

Decisions are being made every day by government, institutions, teachers and students about technology use in education. How are these decisions made? What criteria...

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...

Leadership in open and distance education universities

 The conference For 20 years, the Standing Committee of Presidents (SCOP) of the members of the International Council of Distance Education (ICDE) has provided a...

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.