Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Appropriate interventions following the application of learning analytics

SAIDE (2015) Siyaphumelela Inaugural Conference May 14th - 15th 2015 SAIDE Newsletter, Vol. 21, No.3 Reading sources in the right order can avoid you having to eat...

Privacy and the use of learning analytics

Warrell, H. (2105) Students under surveillance Financial Times, July 24 Applications of learning analytics This is a thoughtful article in the Financial Times about the pros...

39 questions to ask when choosing media for teaching and learning

Yeah, 39 questions is a lot, but then there is a lot of things to take into consideration. I pulled together the key questions for consideration...

Balancing the use of social media and privacy protection in online learning

This is the last of the SECTIONS criteria for selecting media for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital World. The last 'S'...

Ease of use as a criterion for technology selection in online learning

I felt myself cringing as I wrote this section for my book on 'Teaching in a Digital Age'. Talk about do what I say...

Writing an open textbook: a mid-term report on the technology

I'm about half-way through writing my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' I've done about five and a half chapters, and I would like...

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...

What’s going on at Athabasca University?

Four senior administrators had their positions apparently terminated last week at Athabasca University (AU), a fully distance university in the province of Alberta. These four...

No. 2 aha moment: God helps those that help themselves

In a previous post, I listed the seven ‘aha’ moments that have been the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational...

Why learning management systems are not going away

Contact North has just published online a series of six short papers (10-12 pages) under the title of Learning Management Systems: Disruptive Developments, Alternative Options...

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.