Friday, December 14, 2018

A discussion on the risks and benefits to education of AI and automation

I was interviewed recently by Cecília Tomás, a Ph.D. student at Universidade Aberta, the Portuguese Open University, for her thesis on the Internet of...

First Nations art and dance, a new campus, and moving to sustainable open education:...

I apologise for the lack of blog posts these last couple of months. I have been busy analysing and writing up data on course...

Update on the 2018 national survey of online learning

The return of questionnaires for the 2018 national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian universities and colleges is now closed. The...

Welcome back and some news

Welcome back to all those who have been away on vacation and are just returning or have already returned to work. Here's what I...

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...

Using virtual reality to study interactive molecular dynamics

Morales, A. (2018) How Virtual Reality Can Change The Way We See Our Molecular World, Forbes, 25 July O'Connor, M. et al. (2018) Sampling molecular conformations...

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 3. Learning management systems

Reasons for using a Learning Management System I pointed out in my previous post that the LMS is a legacy system that can inhibit innovation...

Is Blackboard dying? The latest instalment in LMS wars.

Feldstein, M. (2018) Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share, eLiterate, July 8 Kroner, G. (2018) Sensationalizing LMS Market Share in an Era of Fake News,...

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...

What do online college students want and like?

Magda, A. and Aslanian, C. (2018) Online College Students 2018: Comprehensive data on demands and preferences Louisville KY: The Learning House Inc. This is the...

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.