Wednesday, August 5, 2020

What students learned from an MIT physics MOOC

Colvin, K. et al. (2014) Learning an Introductory Physics MOOC: All Cohorts Learn Equally, Including On-Campus Class, IRRODL, Vol. 15, No. 4 Why this paper? I...

Review of ‘Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda.’

Zawacki-Richter, O. and Anderson, T. (eds.) (2014) Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda Athabasca AB: AU Press, pp. 508 It is somewhat daunting to review...

Opening up: chapter one of Teaching in a Digital Age

I've not been blogging much recently, because (a) I've been on holiday for a month in the Mediterranean and (b) I've been writing my...

The success or otherwise of online students in the California Community College system

  Johnson, H. and Mejia, M. (2014) Online learning and student outcomes in California's community colleges San Francisco CA: Public Policy Institute of California, 20...

Research from the Michigan Virtual University on a connectivist MOOC

  Ferdig, R. et al. (2014) Findings and reflections from the 'K-12 Teaching in the 21st Century' MOOC Lansing MI: Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute We...

Teaching assistants, adjunct faculty and online learning

I am struggling these days with the issue of who should teach online courses, in terms of qualifications and status, and in particular, the...

Tracking online learning in the USA – and Ontario

 Allen, I. and Seaman, J. (2014) Grade Change: Tracking Online Learning in the United States Wellesley MA: Babson College/Sloan Foundation This is the eleventh annual report...

Productivity and online learning redux

Summarizing the previous posts In previous posts (see end of this post), I tried to identify a range of areas where online learning might enable...

Education across space and time: Distance Education, Vol. 34, No.2

This special edition of the Australian-based Distance Education journal presents a selection of papers originally submitted to the Open and Distance Learning Association of...

Alternative ways to improve productivity through online learner-content interaction

In this post, I attempt to examine what Sanjay Sharma of MIT calls 'the magic of the campus', how at least some of this...

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.