Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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...

Leadership in open and distance education universities

 The conference For 20 years, the Standing Committee of Presidents (SCOP) of the members of the International Council of Distance Education (ICDE) has provided a...

“Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”: a retrospective of my work

Brindley. J. and Paul, R. (2013) Understanding the building blocks of online learning: Through the writings and research of pre-eminent online learning expert, Dr. Tony...

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...

CNIE conference on Leadership and Innovation in Learning

I was in Ottawa in early May also to give a keynote at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education conference. I am ashamed...

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...

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...

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.