Saturday, January 18, 2020

Book review: Learning Theory and Online Technologies

Harasim, L. (2012) Learning Theory and Online Technologies New York/London: Routledge Linda Harasim is one of the pioneers of online learning and this book brings...

e-learning outlook for 2012: will it be a rough ride?

© Firehorse Blog, 2012 Another year, and online learning, e-learning, learning technologies, educational technologies, digital learning, or whatever you call it or them, will continue...

E-learning in 2011: a retrospective

'That was the year that was, it's over, let it go...', as the old song says. But before it does go, let's look back...

European report on the future of learning

Redecker, C. et al. (2011) The Future of Learning: Preparing for Change Seville Spain: Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, JRC, European Commission What the report...

Introducing the OERu – and some questions

I've been following the development (at a distance) of the OERu, and here's my understanding of what it's trying to do. The OERu (the Open...

Why the current professional development model is broken

Introduction The faculty development workshops and conferences have ended, and most faculty and instructors have headed off for a well earned vacation. Many thousands will...

Book: Managing Technology in Higher Education now available

Bates, A. and Sangrà, A. (2011) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Co. Now out!...

Advice on online learning from 13 world experts

Maxim Jean-Louis, as special advisor to the Minister on the Ontario Online Institute, has being doing a lot of homework recently. He asked 20 world...

OERs: the good, the bad and the ugly

I increasingly fear that the open educational resources movement is being used as a way of perpetuating inequalities in education while purporting 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.