Saturday, December 5, 2020

Some thoughts on the future of public higher education

One of the responses I had to my series on the coming crisis to post-secondary education in Canada was: 'Well, what do you think...

The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 1 – External Developments

Where's the disruption? I don't normally get excited about talk of digital technology disrupting higher education, especially when that talk originates from south of the...

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 3. Learning management systems

Reasons for using a Learning Management System I pointed out in my previous post that the LMS is a legacy system that can inhibit innovation...

Learning analytics, student satisfaction, and student performance at the UK Open University

Rienties, B. and Toetenel, L. (2016) The impact of learning design on student behaviour, satisfaction and performance: A cross-institutional comparison across 151 modules, Computers in...

‘Humans Wanted’: online learning and skills development

Royal Bank of Canada (2018) Humans Wanted Toronto ON: Royal Bank of Canada I have at last got hold of a full copy of this...

Online learning for beginners: 8. Won’t online learning be more work?

This is the eighth in a series of a dozen blog posts aimed at those new to online learning or thinking of possibly doing it....

Online learning for beginners: 5. When should I use online learning?

This is the fifth of a series of a dozen blog posts aimed at those new to online learning or thinking of possibly doing...

Online learning for beginners: 2. Isn’t online learning worse than face-to-face teaching?

The short answer to this question is: no, online learning is neither inherently worse - nor better - than face-to-face teaching; it all depends on the circumstances. The research...

Building an effective learning environment

I was asked by the Chang School of Continuing Studies at Ryerson University to do a master class on this topic at their ChangSchoolTalks...

Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads

You are probably, like me, getting tired of the different predictions for 2016. So I’m not going to do my usual look forward for...

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.