Thursday, September 23, 2021

Six priorities for Canadian e-learning in 2010

Summary of my priorities 1. A requirement for all newly appointed full-time instructors in public Canadian post-secondary educational institutions to have a formal certification in...

Special report on virtual schools

Van Dusen, C. (2009) eSN Special Report: Beyond the Virtual School eSchool News, Nov 1 Because of the volume of stuff that comes through my...

Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative

Carter, D. (2009) Program goes beyond open course model eSchool News, September 16 Parry, M. (2009) Obama's Great Course Giveaway Chronicle of Higher Education, August...

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...

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...

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.