Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The global attack on public higher education

  Revolution in the streets Two days of my holiday were spent in the lovely city of Madrid. We witnessed there, just outside our hotel, the...

Book review: Quality assurance in distance education and e-learning

Jung, I. and Latchem, C. (2012) Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning New York/London: Routledge What the book is about 'There is relatively...

New white paper on the English higher education system

Cable, V. and Willets, D. (2011) Higher Education: Students at the Heart of the System London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills This paper sets out...

How Britain is moving to the privatization of higher education

Shepherd, J. (2011) Private university BPP launches bid to run 10 publicly funded counterparts Guardian Newspaper, June 21 BPP, a subsidiary of the Apollo Group, which...

The calamitous state of higher education in England and Wales

  I have to be careful when writing about my home country. Having decided to emigrate to Canada just over 20 years ago, a psychological...

Higher salaries and lower funds for universities in England

Morgan, J. (2011) HEFCE brings the pain: cuts this year and next Times Higher Education, February 3 Rowley, T. and Paton, G. Row over hile...

Online learning in Britain: what the hell is going on?

White, D. et al. (2010) Study of UK Online Learning Oxford: Department of Continuing Education/HEFCE. This is a report funded by the Higher Education Funding...

Tuition fees in England could reach $15,000 a year

Coughlan, S. (2010) Students face tuition fees rising to £9,000 a year BBC News Education and Family, November 3 The UK government is more or...

Towards a national strategy for e-learning in the U.K.

The excellent Re.Vica project's latest newsletter provides a link to a preliminary report from a high-level task force on online learning created by the...

New book on virtual campuses worldwide

Schreurs, B. (ed.) (2010) Reviewing the Virtual Campus Phenomenon Heverlee Belgium: Europace This book is essential reading for any student wishing to do research on...

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.