Friday, October 19, 2018

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...

Online learning and disruptive change at the UK Open University

Sturm und Strang I've was in England last week,  attending the 7th eSTEeM conference at the Open University as the opening keynote speaker, only my...

‘Making Digital Learning Work’: why faculty and program directors must change their approach

Bailey, A. et al (2018) Making Digital Learning Work Boston MA:The Boston Consulting Group/Arizona State University Getting blended learning wrong I've been to several universities recently...

Meeting the challenge of online degrees for the professions

  Chatlani, S. (2018) Navigating online professional degrees - potential and caution, Education Dive, March 21 In previous posts, I have pointed out the challenges of...

Some thoughts on scaling online and digital learning

Chatlani, S. (2018) How to effectively scale a digital learning model, Education Dive, accessed February 13 Bates, A. and Sangra, A. (2011) Managing Technology in Higher...

What I would like to see in online learning in 2018: 1: a theory...

Prediction is difficult, especially about the future, so I won't waste your time in suggesting what technologies are likely to take off in 2018....

What I wanted to say to the Minister about online learning

The opportunity I don't mix with politicians or high level decision-makers, so when I was offered a seat next to Deb Matthews, Ontario's Minister of...

A better ranking system for university teaching?

Redden, E. (2017) Britain Tries to Evaluate Teaching Quality Inside Higher Ed, June 22 This excellent article describes in detail a new three-tiered rating system of...

One reason we are not getting enough engineers in Canada: the professional associations

From nearly 2,500 posts over nine years, none has generated so many comments as Can you teach 'real' engineering at a distance?  What you will see...

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.