Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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...

Measuring the growth of online learning: the Babson College 2012 survey

Allen, I.E. and Seaman, J. (2013) Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States  Wellesley MA: Babson College/Quahog Research Group Based...

Full report on the Open University of Catalonia now available

Contact North (2012) The Open University of Catalonia: Fully Online Multi-lingual Innovation-focused Accredited Sudbury ON: Contact North In an earlier post I wrote about current research...

Serving remote and rural communities: lessons from 25 years of Contact North

Paul, R. (2012) Contact North: A Case Study in Public Policy Sudbury ON: Contact North From the report: In the April 22, 1986 Speech from the...

Maclean’s 2013 rankings of Canadian Universities: a critique

Dehaas, J. (2102) The 2013 Maclean’s University Rankings, Macleans.ca, November 1 I thought the clocks went back tomorrow - are we already in 2013? Well, here...

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.