Wednesday, September 18, 2019

UBC develops an institutional strategy for learning technologies

Bates, S. et al. (2015) UBC’s Learning Technology Ecosystem: Developing a Shared Vision, Blueprint & Roadmap Vancouver BC: University of British Columbia I've not been...

Choosing a ‘good’ post-secondary online learning program

I am constantly asked to recommend 'good' online learning programs. This is a difficult question to answer, as it’s impossible for any single person to...

Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age: key takeaways

I have now completed and published Chapter 11, 'Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age', for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital...

What do we mean by quality when teaching in a digital age?

Before I start on my nine steps to quality learning for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I have needed to 'clear...

A future vision for OER and online learning

For each chapter of my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I am developing imaginary but hopefully realistic scenarios. In this scenario,...

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...

WCET’s analysis of U.S. statistics on distance education

U.S.Department of Education (2014) Web Tables: Enrollment in Distance Education Courses, by State: Fall 2012 Washington DC: U.S.Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Hill,...

Tracking online learning in the USA – and Ontario

 Allen, I. and Seaman, J. (2014) Grade Change: Tracking Online Learning in the United States Wellesley MA: Babson College/Sloan Foundation This is the eleventh annual report...

Book review: The Smartest Kids in the World

Ripley, A. (2013) The Smartest Kids in the World - and How They Got That Way New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/New Delhi: Simon and Schuster OECD (2013) PISA...

Productivity and online learning redux

Summarizing the previous posts In previous posts (see end of this post), I tried to identify a range of areas where online learning might enable...

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.