Tuesday, July 5, 2022

First Nations art and dance, a new campus, and moving to sustainable open education:...

I apologise for the lack of blog posts these last couple of months. I have been busy analysing and writing up data on course...

A better ranking system for university teaching?

Redden, E. (2017) Britain Tries to Evaluate Teaching Quality Inside Higher Ed, June 22 This excellent article describes in detail a new three-tiered rating system of...

More webinars on ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’

Last year I did a series of five webinars on topics from my online, open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' These proved to...

French version of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now available

The French version of 'Teaching in a Digital Age', L'enseignement a l'ère numerique', is now available from here. I am very grateful to Contact North|Contact Nord...

Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads

You are probably, like me, getting tired of the different predictions for 2016. So I’m not going to do my usual look forward for...

That was the year that was: what you read on my blog in 2015

I find it a fun exercise to analyse the statistics for my blog at the end of the year, to see what were the...

Spotlight on online experiential learning at Ryerson University

A week or so ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Digital Education Strategies team at the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing...

Book review: A History of the Open University

Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

A future vision for OER and online learning

For each chapter of my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I am developing imaginary but hopefully realistic scenarios. In this scenario,...

Choosing design models for a digital age

Oh, dear, it appears that I missed out in posting the conclusion to my Chapter 6, on Models for Designing Teaching and Learning for my...

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.