Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Are universities teaching the skills needed in a knowledge-based economy?

I've been on holiday the last two and a half weeks, but also doing some writing for my open textbook on teaching in a...

What do Boards of Governors need to know about online learning?

CUBA I was in Ottawa on Friday, attending the Canadian Universities Boards of Governors Association annual conference (CUBA). Boards of Governors at universities, at least in...

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...

Hooray for Janet Napolitano and her views on online learning (and public HE in...

Napolitano, J. (2014) A conversation with University of California President Janet Napolitano Sacramento CA: Public Policy Institute of California Hiltzik, M. (2014) UC's Napolitano throws cold...

Leadership in open and distance education universities

 The conference For 20 years, the Standing Committee of Presidents (SCOP) of the members of the International Council of Distance Education (ICDE) has provided a...

MOOCs, Norway, and the ecology of digital learning

© Ron Niebrugge, 2013 MOOCs are just one species in the online digital forest - and a big and clumsy oneEarlier this week I...

Examining the potential and reality of open educational resources: the 2013 COHERE conference

COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research) runs one of my favourite annual conferences. It is relatively small (around 75), the participants are...

Technology, teaching and productivity: the need for theory

The need for greater productivity in higher education teaching I'm going to make a few posts on this topic, prompted by pressure from politicians in...

No. 2 aha moment: God helps those that help themselves

In a previous post, I listed the seven ‘aha’ moments that have been the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational...

Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Well, 2012 was certainly the year of the MOOC. Audrey Watters provides a comprehensive overview of what happened with MOOCs in 2012, so I...

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.