Sunday, January 19, 2020

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...

Productivity and online learning: an summary of the main concepts

This is the first of two final posts in the series on whether online learning can increase educational ‘productivity.’ In this post I discuss...

Tom Carey’s reflections on the HEQCO report on online learning and productivity: 2 –...

Carey, T., & Trick, D. (2013). How Online Learning Affects Productivity, Cost and Quality in Higher Education: An Environmental Scan and Review of the...

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...

Government cuts affect U.S. universities’ ‘world reputation’

Huff Post College (2013) Most Prestigious Universities: Times Higher Education's 2013 World Reputation Rankings, March 5 The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings employs an...

What’s going on at Athabasca University?

Four senior administrators had their positions apparently terminated last week at Athabasca University (AU), a fully distance university in the province of Alberta. These four...

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.