Tuesday, December 1, 2020

A personal view of e-learning in Saudi Arabia

A mosque in Arar, Northern Saudi Arabia. Arar is on the route for pilgrims from Iraq and Iran for the Haj in Mecca. The purpose...

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)....

Book review: Distance and blended learning in Asia

Latchem, C. and Jung, I. (2010) Distance and blended learning in Asia New York/London: Routledge Overview This is one of the best books I have read...

Distance education in Africa: new edition of IRRODL

IRRODL (2009) Trends and issues in open and distance learning in Africa, Vol. 10, No. 4 Just as I am about to leave for a...

How would you use free academic video courses from leading universities

I have often criticised the use of technology just to record and transmit lectures. Nevertheless, I do recognise the value of a top class...

The seven deadly sins of e-learning

Becker, K. (2009) The seven deadly sins of e-learning Flex e-News, July From Australia, Dr Karen Becker, a lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology...

Motivation, group work and community in distance education – and more

The Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 23, No. 2 is now available online. The four research articles in this issue address the themes of motivation,...

It’s all about millennials – or is it?

This is the sixth blog on the topic: 'Is e-learning failing in higher education?'. The previous five were: 1. Is e-learning failing in higher education? 2....

The growth of local, blended online learning

Parry, M. (2009) They Thought Globally, but Now Colleges Push Online Programs Locally Chronicle of Higher Education, July 10 This article discusses how state-funded universities...

Effective Practice in a Digital Age

JISC (2009) Effective Practice in a Digital Age Bristol UK: JISC From JISC's publication web site: Effective Practice in a Digital Age combines the outcomes of...

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.