Thursday, January 28, 2021

An e-portfolio approach to measuring competencies

Pereira, A. et al. (2009) Evaluating continuous assessment quality in competence-based education online: the case of the e-folio EURODL, December 9 The paper, from researchers...

Old mantras instead of new thinking

Tolley, R. (2010) A New Year - but Old Mantras? e-Folio in the UK, January 3 In an excellent diatribe from the UK, Roy Tolley...

New edition of the Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

The TOJDE is always an interesting compilation of papers by researchers mainly from outside the Western Anglo-Saxon culture. Volume: 11 Number: 1 can be...

Reigning in costs with online learning

Bassis, M. (2009) Reigning in college costs Businessweek, December 21 This is a useful article, from the President of Westminster College, Salt Lake City, to...

So: is e-learning really failing in higher education? An answer

Background This is the last in a series of ten blogs on the topic: 'Is e-learning failing in higher education?' My blogs on this topic...

e-portfolios and skills (competences) assessment

Krämer, J. and Seeler, G. (2009) E-portfolios as tools to assess generic competences in distance learning study courses Elearningpapers, September This paper by faculty from...

A vision for the future: Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy:...

Identifying the problem with higher education in the 21st was the easy part (Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy: Part 1)....

Online students perform better than face-to-face students

Means, B. et al. (2009) Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies Washington, DC: US Department...

e-Learning and 21st century skills and competences

The aim of this blog This is one of several blogs that explore the question: is e-learning failing in higher education? (See Is e-learning failing...

Online game on academic integrity and plagiarism

For some fun go to University of British Columbia's Library's Academic Integrity Resource Centre site and click on the 'stage' icon on the right...

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.