Friday, April 19, 2019

What can past history tell us about the Athabasca University ‘crisis’?

It's not just the Greeks who are having problems financially, even though they are getting all the headlines. In earlier posts I commented on Athabasca University's...

Advice to students about Athabasca University

Caveat Much has happened since this was posted in June 0f 2015, including an extensive external review. Go to 'A brighter future for Athabasca University?'...

Advice to the Alberta government on Athabasca University’s sustainability report

McKinnon, P. at al. (2015) The Future is Now: Report of the Presidential Task Force on Sustainability Athabasca AB: Athabasca University The university kindly provided...

Athabasca University’s troubles grow

Bako, O. (2015) AU taskforce releases sustainability report, The Athabasca Advocate, June 9 I hate to rely on third-party reports, but a thorough web search...

Educational technology 30 years on: why hasn’t education changed much?

Bates, A.W. (ed.) (1984) The Role of Technology in Distance Education London/New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis For some inexplicable reason, Routledge, of the publishing group Taylor...

Review of ‘Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda.’

Zawacki-Richter, O. and Anderson, T. (eds.) (2014) Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda Athabasca AB: AU Press, pp. 508 It is somewhat daunting to review...

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...

Hooray for Janet Napolitano and her views on online learning (and public HE in...

Napolitano, J. (2014) A conversation with University of California President Janet Napolitano Sacramento CA: Public Policy Institute of California Hiltzik, M. (2014) UC's Napolitano throws cold...

New developments in online learning across the University of California system – and the...

To, K. (2014) UC Regents announce online course expansion, The Guardian, UC San Diego, undated, but probably February 5 The University of California system continues...

Is Athabasca University moving away from tutoring?

Nolais, J. (2014) Concerns dialed up over ‘call-centre model’ at Alberta’s Athabasca University Metro: Calgary, January 27 More signs of trouble at 'Canada's Open University', as...

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.