Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 1. Ontario’s k-12 initiative

What is the purpose of online learning? Online learning has been hitting the headlines recently: the Ontario government requiring every high school student to take...

Some reflections on the results of the 2018 national survey of online learning

The public report of the 2018 national survey of online and distance learning in Canadian universities and colleges is now available in English and...

(Almost) free books on online learning

I did a big clear-out over the holiday period and found a whole batch of brand new printed copies of three of my books....

2018 review of online learning: weak leadership

This is the fourth in my series reviewing developments in online learning in 2018. The first three were: AI and synchronous learning open universities...

Summary of the 2018 survey of online learning in Canadian colleges and universities

The Canadian Digital Learning Research Association has just finalised the results from the 2018 national survey. The full technical report has been completed in...

Why is innovation in teaching in HE so difficult? 4. Integrating online and distance...

This is the fourth and final post in this series. The previous three were: 1. The accreditation agencies? 2. Legacy systems 3. Learning management...

Book review: Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas

Qayyum, A. and Zawacki-Richter, O. (eds.) Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas: National Perspectives in a Digital Age Singapore: Springer, US$24+ Why...

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 1. The accreditation agencies?

Horn, M. and Dunagan, A. (2018) Innovation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education San Francisco CA: The Christensen Institute Revisiting an old question A couple of...

Book review: Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries

Latchem, C. (2018) Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries Springer: Singapore The author I was about to review this book when I was informed of...

Learning analytics, student satisfaction, and student performance at the UK Open University

Rienties, B. and Toetenel, L. (2016) The impact of learning design on student behaviour, satisfaction and performance: A cross-institutional comparison across 151 modules, Computers 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.