Sunday, February 5, 2023

Why the fuss about MOOCs? Political, social and economic drivers

The end of MOOCs This is the last part of my chapter on MOOCs for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. In...

A New Zealand analysis of MOOCs

Shrivastava, A. and Guiney, P. (2014) Technological Development and Tertiary Education Delivery Models: The Arrival of MOOCs  Wellington NZ: Tertiary Education Commission/Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua Why this...

The strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part 2: learning and assessment

The writing of my book, Teaching in a Digital Age, has been interrupted for nearly two weeks by my trip to England for the...

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...

The role of communities of practice in a digital age

The story so far I have published the first five chapters of my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age'.  I am now working on Chapter...

Is there a Canadian market for American online programs?

Identifying the market I got a phone call last week from an international consultancy company contracted on behalf of a major U.S. state university, wanting...

Another e-learning platform from Nigeria

Adepoju, P. (2014) Nigeria is ready for e-learning - Fora.co Humanipo, January 28 I wrote about tutor.ng in a previous post. Fora.co is another e-learning platform, working...

Sir John Daniel’s book review of ‘Beyond the MOOC Hype’ by Jeffrey Young

Young, J. (2013) Beyond the MOOC Hype: A Guide to Higher Education’s High-Tech Disruption Washington DC : Chronicle of Higher Education, 92 pp (available through...

The cost of being a student in Canada – and where to find online...

vouchercloud is a Canadian discount coupon website and they have a selection of student specific coupons. They have produced the above infographic focusing on the cost of being a student in...

Examining the potential and reality of open educational resources: the 2013 COHERE conference

COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research) runs one of my favourite annual conferences. It is relatively small (around 75), the participants are...

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.