Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A better ranking system for university teaching?

Redden, E. (2017) Britain Tries to Evaluate Teaching Quality Inside Higher Ed, June 22 This excellent article describes in detail a new three-tiered rating system of...

Book review: A History of the Open University

Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Well, 2012 was certainly the year of the MOOC. Audrey Watters provides a comprehensive overview of what happened with MOOCs in 2012, so I...

European open universities feeling the stress of austerity

A trip down Memory Lane I've just returned from a very interesting week in Europe, accompanied by my colleague, Maxim Jean-Louis, the President of Contact...

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...

UK backs away from privatizing higher education – for now

Winnett, R. and Paton, G. (2012) American-backed private universities plan dropped, Daily Telegraph, January 23 Not because the Conservative government thinks it's a bad idea,...

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...

For-profits, student loans, new rules, and how these affect students in the USA, Canada...

For profits are in the news again for several reasons. The Obama administration has produced new rules that determine whether for-profit institutions will qualify for...

e-learning retrospective: 2) how good were my predictions?

On December 30, 2009, I posted my predictions for 2010: 1. Follow the money: 'In many countries, 2010 will be a difficult year financially....So we’ll have...

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...

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.