Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Exams and online courses: why proctoring is the wrong issue

Many instructors struggle with assessment of any kind, but particularly with online assessment if they have never taught online before. What they try to...

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...

Report on SFU’s experiences of teaching with technology

I always enjoy going to a university or college and seeing how they are using learning technologies. I am always a little surprised and...

Welcome back and what you may have missed in online learning over the summer

I hope you all had a great summer break and have come back fully charged for another always challenging year in teaching. I thought...

Corruption in higher education: a wake-up call

Daniel, J. (2016) Combatting Corruption and Enhancing Integrity: A Contemporary Challenge for the Quality and Integrity of Higher Education: Advisory Statement for Effective International...

Developing a next generation online learning assessment system

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (2016) An Adaptive Trust-based e-assessment system for learning (@TeSLA) Barcelona: UOC This paper describes a large, collaborative European Commission project headed by...

The role of information sciences in online learning: a review of IRRODL, Vol. 13,...

An overview of the papers IRRODL (the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning) has once again produced a fascinating themed edition, this...

Tools to prevent online cheating

Huessner, K. M. (2012) 5 ways online education can keep its students honest Gigaom, November 17 This useful article lists a range of tools that...

Daniel’s comprehensive review of MOOC developments

Daniel, J. (2012) Making sense of MOOCs: Musings in a maze of myth, paradox and possibility Seoul: Korean National Open University This is the most...

Infographic on cheating in online learning

onlinecollege.org has produced this interesting infographic: Do Online Students Cheat More Often?, comparing cheating online with cheating in class. My interpretation of their results is slightly different...

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.