Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A short history of educational technology

The first section of my chapter on 'Understanding Technology in Education' for my open textbook on Teaching in a Digital Age was a brief introduction...

Why MOOCs are only part of the answer for higher education

OK, except for the next post, which will be a list of publications on MOOCs for graduate students studying the topic, and a scenario for...

The dissemination of research in online learning: a lesson from the EDEN Research Workshop

The EDEN Research Workshop I'm afraid I have sadly neglected my blog over the last two weeks, as I was heavily engaged as the rapporteur...

Transforming university teaching and learning: UBC’s strategy for flexible learning

Flexible Learning Implementation Team (2014) Flexible Learning - Charting a Strategic Vision for UBC (Vancouver Campus. Vancouver BC: Office of the Provost, University of British...

Learning theories and online learning

Figure 3.3. Adults learning in groups in a constructivist manner - and assisted by technology Introduction Chapter 3 of my open textbook on 'Teaching in a...

The nature of knowledge and the implications for teaching

Teaching in a Digital Age I've now just published Chapter 2 of my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. Chapter 1 looks at the fundamental changes...

Are universities teaching the skills needed in a knowledge-based economy?

I've been on holiday the last two and a half weeks, but also doing some writing for my open textbook on teaching in a...

Time to retire from online learning?

Forgive me for being personal in this post (well, it is a blog), but I also have a few important things to say professionally. The...

Teaching assistants, adjunct faculty and online learning

I am struggling these days with the issue of who should teach online courses, in terms of qualifications and status, and in particular, the...

My vision for an open textbook

As I announced in an earlier post, I'm planning to explore the idea of writing and publishing an open textbook, on the topic of...

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.