Sunday, September 15, 2019

EDUCAUSE looks beyond the (current) LMS environment: is it a future we want?

Brown, M, Dehoney, J., Millichap, N. (2015) The Next Generation Digital Learning Environment: A Report on Research EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative What is it about? EDUCAUSE has published...

A future vision for OER and online learning

For each chapter of my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I am developing imaginary but hopefully realistic scenarios. In this scenario,...

The implications of ‘open’ for course and program design: towards a paradigm shift

I am usually very cautious not to use the term 'paradigm shift', but I do believe that the term is justified by the implications of...

Mode of delivery: Learners as a determining factor

This is the third of five posts on choosing between different modes of delivery as part of Chapter 10 for my online open textbook,...

My five wishes for online learning in 2015

Predictions, schmedictions. No-one can guess the future but we can at least say what we would like to see. So here are my five...

Transforming university teaching and learning: UBC’s strategy for flexible learning

Flexible Learning Implementation Team (2014) Flexible Learning - Charting a Strategic Vision for UBC (Vancouver Campus. Vancouver BC: Office of the Provost, University of British...

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...

The World Academy Forum on the Future of Global Higher Education.

I just came back from this conference at the University of California at Berkeley that took place between October 2-3. The World Academy of Art...

Discussing design models for hybrid/blended learning and the impact on the campus

 A couple of weeks ago I had an interesting meeting with about 25 instructional designers from UBC, where we discussed design models for hybrid...

Most U.S. higher education students are also working

Davis, J. (2013) School Enrollment and Work Status: 2011 Washington DC: U.S. Census  Bureau This is a most significant study for online learning: More than half of...

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.