Thursday, May 23, 2019

A future vision for OER and online learning

For each chapter of my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I am developing imaginary but hopefully realistic scenarios. In this scenario,...

Mode of delivery: Learners as a determining factor

This is the third of five posts on choosing between different modes of delivery as part of Chapter 10 for my online open textbook,...

My five wishes for online learning in 2015

Predictions, schmedictions. No-one can guess the future but we can at least say what we would like to see. So here are my five...

Educational technology 30 years on: why hasn’t education changed much?

Bates, A.W. (ed.) (1984) The Role of Technology in Distance Education London/New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis For some inexplicable reason, Routledge, of the publishing group Taylor...

A New Zealand analysis of MOOCs

Shrivastava, A. and Guiney, P. (2014) Technological Development and Tertiary Education Delivery Models: The Arrival of MOOCs  Wellington NZ: Tertiary Education Commission/Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua Why this...

Transforming university teaching and learning: UBC’s strategy for flexible learning

Flexible Learning Implementation Team (2014) Flexible Learning - Charting a Strategic Vision for UBC (Vancouver Campus. Vancouver BC: Office of the Provost, University of British...

Is there a Canadian market for American online programs?

Identifying the market I got a phone call last week from an international consultancy company contracted on behalf of a major U.S. state university, wanting...

Kuali Foundation goes commercial

Straumsheim, C. (2014) Kuali Foundation: If you can't beat them....., Inside Higher Education, August 25 While there are several providers of open source learning management...

Washington State Community College System plans online competency-based associate degree

The Olympian (2014) Competency-based learning makes college credit more accessible for all The Bellingham Herald, June 3 The State of Washington is introducing a new...

What do Boards of Governors need to know about online learning?

CUBA I was in Ottawa on Friday, attending the Canadian Universities Boards of Governors Association annual conference (CUBA). Boards of Governors at universities, at least in...

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.