Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Technology and alienation: symptoms, causes and a framework for discussion

This is the second post on the topic of technology, alienation and the role of education, with a particular focus on the consequences for...

Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads

You are probably, like me, getting tired of the different predictions for 2016. So I’m not going to do my usual look forward for...

That was the year that was: what you read on my blog in 2015

I find it a fun exercise to analyse the statistics for my blog at the end of the year, to see what were the...

University of Central Florida introduces online adaptive learning

Russon, G. (2015) UCF offers high-tech homework tailored to students, Orlando Sentinel, November 23 This article presents a short written account and a video of the...

My life in Wordle

I received this 'gift' from the Inholland Research Group Teaching and Learning with Technology. They took my 'full' CV (over 60 pages) and ran it...

Is Blackboard Inc. really worth $3 billion?

Baker, L., Roumeliotis, G. and Stone, M. (2105) Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale - sources Reuters, July 28 Fleming, B. (2015) The Real Vision Behind the...

Appropriate interventions following the application of learning analytics

SAIDE (2015) Siyaphumelela Inaugural Conference May 14th - 15th 2015 SAIDE Newsletter, Vol. 21, No.3 Reading sources in the right order can avoid you having to eat...

Privacy and the use of learning analytics

Warrell, H. (2105) Students under surveillance Financial Times, July 24 Applications of learning analytics This is a thoughtful article in the Financial Times about the pros...

UBC develops an institutional strategy for learning technologies

Bates, S. et al. (2015) UBC’s Learning Technology Ecosystem: Developing a Shared Vision, Blueprint & Roadmap Vancouver BC: University of British Columbia I've not been...

EDUCAUSE looks beyond the (current) LMS environment: is it a future we want?

Brown, M, Dehoney, J., Millichap, N. (2015) The Next Generation Digital Learning Environment: A Report on Research EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative What is it about? EDUCAUSE has published...

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.