Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A JISC guide to improving curriculum design

Knight, S. and Smith, R. (2013) Using technology to improve curriculum design Sheffield UK: JISC This very useful paper is about how to develop well-designed...

How online learning is going to affect classroom design

I have an unusual occupation. A couple of weeks ago I attended a meeting in an office furniture warehouse in a small industrial park...

What happened in online learning over the summer? – 2

This is the second summary post of some newsworthy items that happened over mainly July and August. MOOCs Peters, M. (2013) Massive Open Online Courses and Beyond:...

No. 7 aha moment: strategy matters in online learning

This is the eighth in a series of posts about the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational technology, where I...

No. 6 aha moment: the convergence of online learning (from the periphery to the...

This is the seventh in a series of posts about the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational technology, where I...

Athabasca University’s President to stand down – but not soon

Following the termination of four senior executives last week, Athabasca University's President, Frits Pannekoek, announced on Monday in an e-mail to staff that at...

What’s going on at Athabasca University?

Four senior administrators had their positions apparently terminated last week at Athabasca University (AU), a fully distance university in the province of Alberta. These four...

My seven ‘a-ha’ moments in the history of educational technology

A good question I get asked a lot of questions about online learning, educational technology and distance education, but recently I was asked one that...

Full report on the Open University of Catalonia now available

Contact North (2012) The Open University of Catalonia: Fully Online Multi-lingual Innovation-focused Accredited Sudbury ON: Contact North In an earlier post I wrote about current research...

Serving remote and rural communities: lessons from 25 years of Contact North

Paul, R. (2012) Contact North: A Case Study in Public Policy Sudbury ON: Contact North From the report: In the April 22, 1986 Speech from the...

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.