Sunday, July 21, 2019

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...

Outlook for online learning in 2013: online learning comes of age

FunTab Class 9.1 Android ICS Tablet: will 2013 be the year of the tablet? In a previous post, I talked about the difficulties in making...

Why predicting online learning developments is risky but necessary

Before drawing up my outlook for 2013, I want to discuss the important topic of prediction in online learning, in particular how predictions are...

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.