Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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...

New developments in online learning across the University of California system – and the...

To, K. (2014) UC Regents announce online course expansion, The Guardian, UC San Diego, undated, but probably February 5 The University of California system continues...

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

 Taking the long view Doug Saunders in the Globe and Mail on  January 4 wrote an interesting piece on prediction, entitled: "Gadgets alone don't make...

University of Florida Online launches first undergraduate programs this month

Moran, C. (2013) UF expands opportunities for four-year degrees UF News, September 27 State University System of Florida (2013) UF Online Comprehensive Business Plan, 2013-2019 Gainsville,...

The cost of being a student in Canada – and where to find online...

vouchercloud is a Canadian discount coupon website and they have a selection of student specific coupons. They have produced the above infographic focusing on the cost of being a student in...

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.