Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Has online learning gone backwards because of the pandemic?

Back to the classroom model I was recently struck by a comment my former colleague Diana Laurillard made in a podcast for Mark Nichols' excellent...

Successful competency-based learning in a California school system

West, C. (2021) How to do online learning well? A California district has some answers The Hechinger Report, December 19 In my search for relevant...

A Review of Online Learning in 2021

2021: still bad but better In my review for 2020, I wrote 'Goodbye - and don't come back', a reaction to the horrible year caused...

Book Review: Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development

Jagannathan, S. (ed.) (2021) Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development: How Upskilling, Data Analytics and Educational Technologies Close the Skills Gap Routledge: New York/London,...

Do we need a theory for blended learning?

The value of a good theory The psychologist, Kurt Levine, said there is nothing more practical than a good theory. When faced with conflicting facts...

Why we need some humility about online learning – and about face-to-face teaching

Those of us who have been fighting to get online learning accepted over the last 20-25 years have argued strongly the merits of online...

Some recent videos on the future of online learning

I'm listing here some of the recordings of recent presentations and webinars that include a good deal of input from faculty and/or graduate students. ________________________________________________________________________ 2021...

Staying Online: a new book by Robert Ubell

Ubell, R. (2022) Staying Online: How to Navigate Digital Higher Education New York/London: Routledge, 180 pp This book was published on September 7, 2021, and...

Research reports on online students in the USA

Magda, A. J., Capranos, D., & Aslanian, C. B., (2020) Online college students 2020: Comprehensive data on demands and preferences Louisville, KY: Wiley Education...

The ‘not normal’ return to normal in September

I have to admit that I'm getting somewhat freaked out by what I hear is happening in September as universities and colleges return to...

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.