Thursday, September 24, 2020

No. 4 aha moment: Computers for communication, not as teaching machines

This is the fourth in a series of posts about the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational technology, where I...

Online learning in California generates controversy

Booker, E. (2013) Online education policy draws fire in California Information Week: Education, January 11 This report of a one-day conference at UCLA: 'Rebooting Higher Education:...

An archive of alI I know about online learning

At the recent COHERE conference I delivered two keynotes: Meeting the challenge of technology: are we failing as managers? Designing university teaching to meet the needs...

Designing online learning in a volatile world

Adamson, C. (2012) Learning in a VUCA world, Online Educa Berlin News Portal, November 13 VUCA is a new term to me, although what it...

My summer paranoia: computers will replace teachers in higher education

I had a strange dream last night. I was in discussion with an editor from a publishing company about the draft of a new...

What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs

  TED Talks: Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera, describes some of the key features...

Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 7: Design course structure and learning activities

In this post the importance of providing students with a structure for learning online and setting appropriate learning activities is discussed. Indeed, I will...

CVU’s report on the state of online university education in Canada: first heal thyself

Canadian Virtual University (2012) Online University Education in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities Athabasca University AB: Canadian Virtual University. The report was commissioned by the Canadian Federal...

Book review: Learning Theory and Online Technologies

Harasim, L. (2012) Learning Theory and Online Technologies New York/London: Routledge Linda Harasim is one of the pioneers of online learning and this book brings...

EURODL journal: special issue on creativity and OERS

The European Journal of Open and Distance Learning has a special edition on creativity and open educational resources In their thoughtful editorial/introductory chapter, the editors,...

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.