Friday, September 18, 2020

Using LMSs to identify 'at-risk' students

Kolowich, S. (2009) The new diagnostics, Inside Higher Education, September 30 An article about three institutions, Rio Salado Community College, Purdue University, and Capella University,...

Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy: Part 1

Is e-learning failing in higher education? In previous blogs, I have discussed whether e-learning is failing in higher education. To answer the question, I have...

Drop-out and completion in U.S. four-year colleges

Bowen, G., McPherson, M., and Chingos, M. (2009) Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities Princeton: Princeton University Press From the publisher's...

Sloan Foundation ends online funding program

Bourne, J. (2009) Announcement about Sloan-C Newburyport, MA: Sloan Consortium Extract: 'The Sloan Consortium's most recent national survey, Staying The Course - Online Education in the...

Rise in (2-year USA college) distance enrolments (yet again)

Jaschik, S. (2009) Rise in Distance Enrollments Inside Higher Education, April 6 Extracts: 'A national survey of colleges by the Instructional Technology Council, an affiliate of...

Evidence that online courses improve completion rates for distance learners

Giguère, L. (2009) The Impact of 'Virtualization' on Independent Study Course Completion Rates: The British Columbia Open University Experiment Journal of Distance Education, Vol....

Technology Enhanced Active Learning

Rimer, S. (2009) At M.I.T., Lectures are Going the Way of the Blackboard, New York Times, Jan 12 A description of how the Massachusetts Institute...

The Effects of Psychological Sense of Community in Online and Face-to-Face Academic Courses

The Effects of Psychological Sense of Community in Online and Face-to-Face Academic Courses Erika Pigliapoco, A. Bogliolo (2008) International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning...

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.