Thursday, August 11, 2022

Is there a link between flexible access and ‘productivity’ in higher education?

  This is the third in a series of posts about ways in which learning technologies and online learning could improve educational productivity in higher...

MOOCs, MIT and Magic

MOOC panel: Dan Hastings, Anant Agarwal, Tony Bates, Sanjay Sarma, John Daniel In my previous post, there were two sessions at the LINC 2013 conference...

A report on e-learning from the University of Ottawa

At the beginning of May I was in Ottawa, first to present to the University of Ottawa's Board of Governors about the current state...

UBC is going big with online and flexible learning

Yesterday (March 11), Stephen Toope, the president of the University of British Columbia, sent an e-mail to all faculty announcing a strategy to increase...

Online learning in California generates controversy

Booker, E. (2013) Online education policy draws fire in California Information Week: Education, January 11 This report of a one-day conference at UCLA: 'Rebooting Higher Education:...

Outlook for online learning in 2013: online learning comes of age

FunTab Class 9.1 Android ICS Tablet: will 2013 be the year of the tablet? In a previous post, I talked about the difficulties in making...

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...

Daniel’s comprehensive review of MOOC developments

Daniel, J. (2012) Making sense of MOOCs: Musings in a maze of myth, paradox and possibility Seoul: Korean National Open University This is the most...

My summer paranoia: computers will replace teachers in higher education

I had a strange dream last night. I was in discussion with an editor from a publishing company about the draft of a new...

What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs

  TED Talks: Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera, describes some of the key features...

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.