Friday, October 19, 2018

Last chapter of Teaching in a Digital Age now published

Chapter 12, Supporting teachers and instructors in a digital age, the last chapter of my online, open textbook for teachers and instructors, Teaching in...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of social media

Social media are still in a very volatile state of development, and many faculty worry about the negative aspects of students who are continually...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of video

Figure 9. The Open University on iTunesU This is the third post on the unique characteristics of different media, for my open textbook, Teaching in a...

A ‘starter’ bibliography on design models for teaching and learning

For the increasing number of students doing Masters' dissertations or Ph.D's on course or instructional design I have collected together for convenience all the references...

The strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part 2: learning and assessment

The writing of my book, Teaching in a Digital Age, has been interrupted for nearly two weeks by my trip to England for the...

Adapting student assessment to the needs of a digital age

The story so far Chapter 5 of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ is about the design of teaching and learning, which I am...

Developing intellectual and practical skills in a digital age

  The story so far Chapter 5 of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ is about the design of teaching and learning, which I am...

Choosing teaching methods for a digital age

  Introduction I'm going to try to pull together here the main conclusions following my discussion of epistemologies, learning theories and methods of teaching that I've...

The nurturing and social reform models of teaching and their relevance to connectivist online...

 A counsellor and student at Empire State College, New York, which has a mentoring approach to adult education These are the last of the teaching models discussed...

Why lectures are dead (or soon will be)

As part of my open textbook on Teaching in a Digital Age, I am working my way through theories of learning and methods of...

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.