Friday, January 17, 2020

Why lectures are dead (or soon will be)

As part of my open textbook on Teaching in a Digital Age, I am working my way through theories of learning and methods of...

A new approach to online lab classes from the University of South Carolina

  Adams, S. and Duvall, B. (2014) Designing, building and supporting online lab courses, University Business, February 4 This article is a summary of a presentation...

Designing learning spaces in an online world: student contest

Christianson, R. (2014) Herman Miller Video Contest Studies Learning Environments Woodworking Network, February 2 In a previous post, I highlighted the approach of Steelcase, an...

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

 Taking the long view Doug Saunders in the Globe and Mail on  January 4 wrote an interesting piece on prediction, entitled: "Gadgets alone don't make...

University of Florida Online launches first undergraduate programs this month

Moran, C. (2013) UF expands opportunities for four-year degrees UF News, September 27 State University System of Florida (2013) UF Online Comprehensive Business Plan, 2013-2019 Gainsville,...

Can online learning lead to productivity gains through savings on campus facilities?

Apologies for the web site being down on November 10, due to a domain registration problem with CIRA which has now been resolved. This is...

How online learning is going to affect classroom design

I have an unusual occupation. A couple of weeks ago I attended a meeting in an office furniture warehouse in a small industrial park...

Why are some public universities charging more for online courses?

Haynie, D. (2103) U.S. News Data: Online Education Isn't Always Cheap, August 28 What This report caught my eye: A 2013 survey conducted by the American Association...

Technology, teaching and productivity: the need for theory

The need for greater productivity in higher education teaching I'm going to make a few posts on this topic, prompted by pressure from politicians in...

The beginning of the end of the lecture hall?

The conference in Orlando University Business is a magazine that focuses on equipment and facilities, including IT and AV systems. UB thus has its pulse...

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.