Monday, October 21, 2019

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...

‘Making Digital Learning Work’: why faculty and program directors must change their approach

Bailey, A. et al (2018) Making Digital Learning Work Boston MA:The Boston Consulting Group/Arizona State University Getting blended learning wrong I've been to several universities recently...

The current madness in online learning: case no. 1

Coughlan, S. (2018) University offers science degree online for £5,650 per year, BBC News, March 6 If you want to know what the very opposite of...

Some thoughts on scaling online and digital learning

Chatlani, S. (2018) How to effectively scale a digital learning model, Education Dive, accessed February 13 Bates, A. and Sangra, A. (2011) Managing Technology in Higher...

One business case for OER examined

Law, P. and Perryman, L.-A. (2017) How OpenLearn supports a business model for OER Distance Education, Vol. 38, No. 1 The journal: 'Distance Education' Distance Education...

What counts when you cost online learning?

Poulin, R. and Straut, T. (2017) Distance Education Price and Cost Report Boulder CO: WCET This highly controversial report has generated considerable discussion in WCET's...

What the Conference Board of Canada thinks about online learning

Grant, M. (2016) Learning in the Digital Age Ottawa: Conference Board of Canada The Conference Board of Canada bills itself as 'the foremost independent, evidence-based,...

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.