Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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...

A report on e-learning from the University of Ottawa

At the beginning of May I was in Ottawa, first to present to the University of Ottawa's Board of Governors about the current state...

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...

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.