Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A new way to look at the costs of digital media in education

I said it was going to be fun looking at the costs of digital media in education, but it wasn't. When I came to...

Why the fuss about MOOCs? Political, social and economic drivers

The end of MOOCs This is the last part of my chapter on MOOCs for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. In...

Strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part 3, branding and cost

The story so far This is the fifth in a series of posts from my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. I have already...

A New Zealand analysis of MOOCs

Shrivastava, A. and Guiney, P. (2014) Technological Development and Tertiary Education Delivery Models: The Arrival of MOOCs  Wellington NZ: Tertiary Education Commission/Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua Why this...

Review of ‘Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda.’

Zawacki-Richter, O. and Anderson, T. (eds.) (2014) Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda Athabasca AB: AU Press, pp. 508 It is somewhat daunting to review...

What UBC has learned about doing MOOCs

Engle, W. (2104) UBC MOOC Pilot: Design and Delivery Vancouver BC: University of British Columbia The University of British Columbia, a premier public research university...

Resources and the design of teaching and learning

  Steelcase Node Classroom The story so far Chapter 5 of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ is about the design of teaching and learning, which...

A balanced research report on the hopes and realities of MOOCs

Hollands, F. and Tirthali, D. (2014) MOOCs: Expectations and Reality New York: Columbia University Teachers' College, Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, 211 pp We...

Synergies between online learning, on-campus teaching and flexible learning

Kiczcales, G. (2014) Online to improve on-campus Digital Learning Blog, UBC, Vancouver BC, April 14. UBC's flexible learning strategy Nearly two weeks ago, Eric Grimson, the Chancellor...

Teaching assistants, adjunct faculty and online learning

I am struggling these days with the issue of who should teach online courses, in terms of qualifications and status, and in particular, the...

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.