Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Athabasca University’s Centre for Distance Education to close

The news As my mother used to say when she had the goods on me, 'A little birdie told me...'. Well, a (different) little birdie...

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...

Stanford University to be fully online by 2025?

Today I have received a tip from a close colleague that Stanford University is planning to build a partnership with Alphabet Inc., the owner...

A brighter future for Athabasca University?

Coates, K. (2017) Independent Third-Party Review of Athabasca University Saskatoon, SK This report, 45 pages in length plus extensive appendices, was jointly commissioned by the...

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Athabasca University?

Climenhaga, D. (2017) Athabasca U’s future seems brighter as Saskatchewan prof named to conduct sustainability review Albertapolitics.ca, January 19 Climenhaga, D. (2016) Alberta Government names five new...

Who are the founding fathers of distance education?

Steve Wheeler interviewed three old guys, Michael Moore, Sir John Daniel and myself, at the EDEN conference in Budapest this summer, and has posted...

Book review: A History of the Open University

Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

What can past history tell us about the Athabasca University ‘crisis’?

It's not just the Greeks who are having problems financially, even though they are getting all the headlines. In earlier posts I commented on Athabasca University's...

Advice to the Alberta government on Athabasca University’s sustainability report

McKinnon, P. at al. (2015) The Future is Now: Report of the Presidential Task Force on Sustainability Athabasca AB: Athabasca University The university kindly provided...

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.