Friday, November 16, 2018

Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads

You are probably, like me, getting tired of the different predictions for 2016. So I’m not going to do my usual look forward for...

Another perspective on the personalisation of learning online

I gave a keynote presentation last week at a large educational conference in the Netherlands, ‘Dé Onderwijsdagen’ (Education Days). I was asked to talk about the...

Reading between the lines: the ‘intangibles’ in quality online teaching and learning

Contact North has organised a series of four webinars highlighting the practical advice and guidelines offered in my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age....

Book review: A History of the Open University

Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

Defining skills for a digital age

ACT (2105) Unpacking "Career Readiness" Iowa City IA: Act Inc. ACT Inc, the organisation that designs and administers the most widely used high school standardised tests...

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...

Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age: key takeaways

I have now completed and published Chapter 11, 'Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age', for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital...

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...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of text and print

This is the first of several posts on the unique characteristics of different media, for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. I'm...

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.