Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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...

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...

How online content development and delivery could improve the productivity of post-secondary education

Content development at Laval UniversityThis is a continuation of the exploration of the potential for online learning to increase educational 'productivity.' Previous posts in...

A review of the HEQCO report on productivity and quality in online learning in...

The view from HEQCO, TorontoCarey, T., & Trick, D. (2013). How Online Learning Affects Productivity, Cost and Quality in Higher Education: An Environmental Scan...

Book review by Sir John Daniel: Higher Education in the Digital Age

Bowen, W. (2013) Higher Education in the Digital Age Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press $26.95 As part of a series of posts on technology and...

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...

MOOCs, MIT and Magic

MOOC panel: Dan Hastings, Anant Agarwal, Tony Bates, Sanjay Sarma, John Daniel In my previous post, there were two sessions at the LINC 2013 conference...

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...

UBC is going big with online and flexible learning

Yesterday (March 11), Stephen Toope, the president of the University of British Columbia, sent an e-mail to all faculty announcing a strategy to increase...

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...

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.