Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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...

Tracking online learning in the USA – and Ontario

 Allen, I. and Seaman, J. (2014) Grade Change: Tracking Online Learning in the United States Wellesley MA: Babson College/Sloan Foundation This is the eleventh annual report...

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 of...

Online learning in California generates controversy

Booker, E. (2013) Online education policy draws fire in California Information Week: Education, January 11 This report of a one-day conference at UCLA: 'Rebooting Higher Education:...

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...

Does the U.S. accreditation system discriminate against online learning?

Vedder, R. (2012) The Unholy Alliance Against Online Learning, Bloomberg, October 29 Yes, says Richard Vedder, professor of economics at the University of Ohio. He...

The money pours in to fund online learning start-ups – while the public system...

Banning, Doresa (2102) Online education start-up Udacity Raises $15 million in funding, CityTownInfo.com, October 26 According to the National Venture Capital Association, a staggering $463 million...

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.