Saturday, July 24, 2021

Blackboard acquires Elluminate and Wimba: the end of LMSs?

Kolowich, S. (2010) Blackboard's big buy Inside Higher Education, July 8 This article leaves me as depressed as a Netherlands soccer supporter. Elluminate follows another...

The governance of educational technology

Stacey, P. (2010) Archtecting EdTech Musings on the edtech frontier, June 7 Paul Stacey gave a fascinating presentation at the ETUG conference in Victoria last...

Open source software for research administration

I try not to use this site to promote particular products or services, but occasionally something that is likely to be of genuine interest...

Using business intelligence tools at Florida State University

Schaffhauser, D. (21010) Florida State U Transforms Reporting with Business Intelligence Campus Technology, April 26 This article shows how business intelligence (BI) tools have been...

Using IT to save costs

Carter, D. (2010) Universities save much-needed cash with the help of technology eCampus News, March 26 I was just writing a conclusion to a chapter...

How well has your institution integrated technology?

I'm currently writing a book with Albert Sangra of the Open University of Catalonia on the integration of technology within post-secondary institutions.The book is...

Making campus IT more efficient

McCrea, B. (2010) Shifting campus IT priorities Campus Technology, February 4 This article looks at how Purdue University's "renewed" strategic plan would focus on improving...

A personal view of e-learning at the University of British Columbia

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (home of OLT) It's now seven years since I resigned as Director of Distance Education and Technology at UBC,...

Why business intelligence is important to HE institutions

Grush, M. (2010) BI Today: More than Just a Big, Fat Report Campus Technology, January 13 First a declaration of interest: my son is a...

Six priorities for Canadian e-learning in 2010

Summary of my priorities 1. A requirement for all newly appointed full-time instructors in public Canadian post-secondary educational institutions to have a formal certification in...

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.