Sunday, May 19, 2019

Instructional design, the academy and industry: a ‘blended’ event

What: The Academy and Industry: Exploring Instructional Design Roles In a professional discipline, sometimes there can be uneasy tensions between those in the Academy (i.e. professors...

Contact North on How to Design an Innovative Course

Anon (2014) How to design an innovative course, Sudbury.Thunder Bay ON: Contact North As reported in Contact North's Online Learning News: There is a lot of pressure...

Further developments in competency-based learning

Salt Lake City: HQ of Western Governors' University Fain, P. (2013) Rise of customized learning, Inside Higher Education, March 5 Contact North (2013) Western Governors' University,...

No. 3 aha moment: asynchronous is (generally) better than synchronous teaching

In an earlier post, I listed the seven ‘aha’ moments that have been the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational...

Is prior learning assessment coming of age?

Fain, P. (2012) New momentum of an old idea Inside Higher Education, November 12 This excellent article discusses new developments in prior learning assessment: 'The...

The challenge of converting MOOCs (or anything else) into college credits

Kolowich, S. (2012) The online pecking order Inside Higher Education, August 2 This article takes a careful and detailed look at different ways that students...

A sustaining innovation: a case of competency-based online learning

Fain, P. (2012) Competing with competency Inside Higher Education, August 6 This article describes in some detail Kentucky's community colleges competency-based online learning programs under...

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.