Friday, October 19, 2018

Using 2D virtual reality for online role playing

Koechli, L. and Glynn, M. (2014) Diving into Lake Devo: Modes of Representation and Means of Interaction and Reflection in Online Role-Play IRRODL, Vol. 15,...

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...

Some (further) thoughts about ‘agile’ learning design

In my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I felt I needed a separate section on agile learning design, to capture some...

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 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...

Two design models for online collaborative learning: same or different?

I am now about to wrap up my Chapter 5 on Design models, for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. Here I am...

Why MOOCs are only part of the answer for higher education

OK, except for the next post, which will be a list of publications on MOOCs for graduate students studying the topic, and a scenario for...

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...

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.