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Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Well, 2012 was certainly the year of the MOOC. Audrey Watters provides a comprehensive overview of what happened with MOOCs in 2012, so I...

Job opportunity: Director of DE and LTs, Memorial University, Newfoundland

Memorial University: Director of Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) From the job posting: Memorial University (MUN) invites applications for the position of Director of Distance Education,...

Journal: Distance Education, Vol. 32, No. 1 now available

Is online distance education about to collapse like the Tower of Babel? So asks Jon Baggaley Distance Education, Vol. 32, No. 1, May 2011 The academic...

What’s planned for “E-learning and DE Resources” for 2011

I hope you will have noticed that I have made very few posts over the last two weeks. There are several reasons for this: I...

Will elite universities offer online undergraduate degrees?

Young, J. (2010) U. of California Considers Online Classes, or Even Degrees Chronicle of Higher Education, May 9 This is a strange article that discusses...

Special report on virtual schools

Van Dusen, C. (2009) eSN Special Report: Beyond the Virtual School eSchool News, Nov 1 Because of the volume of stuff that comes through my...

New book on ICTs in higher education

Guri-Rosenblit, S. (2009) Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Sweeping Expectations and Actual Effects Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers From the publisher's synopsis: The visible gap between...

Book review: Distance and blended learning in Asia

Latchem, C. and Jung, I. (2010) Distance and blended learning in Asia New York/London: Routledge Overview This is one of the best books I have read...

More information on The University of the People

McCrea, B. (2009) Breaking down the traditional barriers to education Campus Technology, Sept 23 An interview with Shai Reshef, the founder of the University of...

Motivation, group work and community in distance education – and more

The Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 23, No. 2 is now available online. The four research articles in this issue address the themes of motivation,...

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.