Friday, October 22, 2021

Online learning, videoconferencing and energy consumption

Azimzadehirani, M. (2021) Is effective online learning bad for the environment? University Affairs, August 23 This interesting article is as much about whether or not...

Re-defining online learning and distance education in 2020

This blog is almost 12 years old. I now have nearly 4,500 posts on the site. Many of the old posts are accessed frequently...

Enabling access to online learning for the poor

  Collis, V. and Vegas, E. (2020) Unequally disconnected: access to online learning in the US Brookings Institute Education plus Development, June 22 This blog post...

Second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age now published

The second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age is now available at https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev2/ The first edition was published in 2015. The second edition is...

Chapter 8.7.d Emerging technologies: conclusion and summary

I am in the process of finalising a second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age. (For more on this, see Working on the second...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 2. Using online learning to reduce the costs...

This is the second of three posts examining the purpose of online and digital learning. In the first post I looked at the government...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 1. Ontario’s k-12 initiative

What is the purpose of online learning? Online learning has been hitting the headlines recently: the Ontario government requiring every high school student to take...

(Almost) free books on online learning

I did a big clear-out over the holiday period and found a whole batch of brand new printed copies of three of my books....

What do online college students want and like?

Magda, A. and Aslanian, C. (2018) Online College Students 2018: Comprehensive data on demands and preferences Louisville KY: The Learning House Inc. This is the...

Online learning and disruptive change at the UK Open University

Sturm und Strang I've was in England last week,  attending the 7th eSTEeM conference at the Open University as the opening keynote speaker, only my...

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.