Saturday, February 16, 2019

Update on investments in online learning: Desire2Learn gets $80 million

Heussner, K.M. (2012) As ed tech heats up, Desire2Learn raises $80 million in its first VC round, Pentahobigdata.com Gigaom, September 4 A bit of catching...

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...

LAK 2013: Third Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Leuven, Belgium

The library, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven What: Dialectics in Learning Analytics (well, it is a European location) This third conference on learning analytics will be designed to...

Interview on the role of learning management systems

Recently I did a Skype interview (in English) for Pontificia Universidad Javeriana at Cali, Colombia. I was asked the following five questions: Why is it...

Desire2Learn moving to ‘predictive analytics’ with IBM

Sorry for the gap in posts over the last week. Funny how work gets in the way of blogging. I've been visiting some universities...

Why learning management systems are not going away

Contact North has just published online a series of six short papers (10-12 pages) under the title of Learning Management Systems: Disruptive Developments, Alternative Options...

New resources for online educators from Contact North

Over the last few months, Contact North has been gradually adding an impressive range of online resources to its Educator Portal. As well as the numerous articles...

An introduction to learning analytics

Ferguson, R. (2012). The State Of Learning Analytics in 2012: A Review and Future Challenges. Technical Report KMI-12-01, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK. This is...

Learning analytics: call for papers

The Sloan-C Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN) advisory panel on learning effectiveness is soliciting articles on the use of analytics in online learning for a special issue...

Will big data answer our questions about online learning?

Fain, P. (2012) Big data's arrival, Inside Higher Education, February 1 Sorry for the one week gap in posting, but I've been working on a...

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.