Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Discussing design models for hybrid/blended learning and the impact on the campus

 A couple of weeks ago I had an interesting meeting with about 25 instructional designers from UBC, where we discussed design models for hybrid...

No. 6 aha moment: the convergence of online learning (from the periphery to the...

This is the seventh in a series of posts about the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational technology, where I...

My summer paranoia: computers will replace teachers in higher education

I had a strange dream last night. I was in discussion with an editor from a publishing company about the draft of a new...

Building a knowledge economy through Telecentres in Africa

CTA (2011) A knowledge economy begins at the grass roots eLearning Africa News Portal, December 15 This is an interesting article by staff from the Technical Centre...

Is online learning a waste of space?

What are the implications of online enrollments for space use on campus? As more and more students enroll in online courses, questions arise as to...

Instructional design: the times they are a’changing

  Last week I attended a very interesting workshop, called Just ID,  at the University of British Columbia. The workshop was organized with the support of...

Designing campuses for e-learning

McCrea, B. (2010) Remaking the College Campus Campus Technology, August 5 This article focuses on Glasgow Caledonian University's Saltire Centre, the centerpiece of learning and...

My thoughts on managing technology in universities

One of my favourite web sites is Keith Hampson's Higher Education Management Group. It was therefore an honour for me to be invited to be...

Computer labs not dead yet

Kolowich, S. (2010) Serving the laptopless student Inside Higher Education, January 5 This article is primarily about access to technology and also digital literacy. Well...

The growth of local, blended online learning

Parry, M. (2009) They Thought Globally, but Now Colleges Push Online Programs Locally Chronicle of Higher Education, July 10 This article discusses how state-funded universities...

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.