Saturday, July 24, 2021

Why the fuss about MOOCs? Political, social and economic drivers

The end of MOOCs This is the last part of my chapter on MOOCs for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. In...

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,...

The success or otherwise of online students in the California Community College system

  Johnson, H. and Mejia, M. (2014) Online learning and student outcomes in California's community colleges San Francisco CA: Public Policy Institute of California, 20...

Hooray for Janet Napolitano and her views on online learning (and public HE in...

Napolitano, J. (2014) A conversation with University of California President Janet Napolitano Sacramento CA: Public Policy Institute of California Hiltzik, M. (2014) UC's Napolitano throws cold...

New developments in online learning across the University of California system – and the...

To, K. (2014) UC Regents announce online course expansion, The Guardian, UC San Diego, undated, but probably February 5 The University of California system continues...

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...

Examining the potential and reality of open educational resources: the 2013 COHERE conference

COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research) runs one of my favourite annual conferences. It is relatively small (around 75), the participants are...

An explanation of how ACE accredits MOOCs

 Book, P. (2103) ACE as Academic Credit Reviewer–Adjustment, Accommodation, and Acceptance WCET Learn, July 25 Over the next few weeks, WCET will publish a series of...

MIT, learning technologies, and developing countries: lessons in technology transfer

  This week I spent three days at the MIT LINC (Learning International Networks Consortium) conference in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the theme: 'Realizing the Dream:...

Most U.S. higher education students are also working

Davis, J. (2013) School Enrollment and Work Status: 2011 Washington DC: U.S. Census  Bureau This is a most significant study for online learning: More than half...

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.