Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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...

UK public universities become privatized while the banks are state-funded

You have probably seen the images of Prince Charles and Camilla's car being attacked by a mob during protests at the British government's decision...

Signs of revolution in Britain and what it might mean for us in North...

It's worth watching carefully what is happening in Britain with university education. As part of its austerity program, the British Conservative-Liberal-Democrat coalition govt is...

Comparing Chinese and British HE systems through their distance teaching universities

Wei, Runfang (2008) China's Radio and TV Universities and the British Open University: A Comparative Study Nanjing China: Yilin Press This has been sitting on...

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...

UK establishes national task force on e-learning

Bacsich, P. (2010) Task Force Set Up to Promote UK Leadership in Online Learning Re.Vica Newsletter, February-March Paul writes: 'A new task force has been launched...

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...

Massive cuts to higher education in Britain

Shepherd, J. (2010) Cash-starved universities will have huge classes, says union, The Guardian, January 12 It's only twelve days into January, and there is already...

JISC analysis of global activity in e-learning in higher education

MindSet Research (2009) Understanding Global Activity in Higher Education and Research: Primary, desk and web-based research Bristol UK: JISC This study was commissioned by the...

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.