Monday, October 21, 2019

Why learning management systems are not going away

Contact North has just published online a series of six short papers (10-12 pages) under the title of Learning Management Systems: Disruptive Developments, Alternative Options...

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...

From dream to reality: why implementation is as important as goal setting in e-learning

Two recent developments have brought home clearly the need to consider and discuss implementation strategies at the same time as setting educational goals. The...

Book review: The Future of Thinking: Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

Davidson, C and Goldberg, D. (2010) The Future of Thinking: Learning Institutions in a Digital Age Chicago: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur...

Journal: Distance Education, Vol. 32, No. 1 now available

Is online distance education about to collapse like the Tower of Babel? So asks Jon Baggaley Distance Education, Vol. 32, No. 1, May 2011 The academic...

IRRODL on Connectivism

IRRODL (the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning) has just published a very special issue focused on connectivism. Connectivism claims to be...

Some basic assumptions about e-learning challenged

Guri-Rosenblit, S. and Gros, B. (2011) E-Learning: Confusing Terminology, Research Gaps and Inherent Challenges Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 25, No.1 Following its admirable policy...

Webinar on the Web of Identity in Online Learning

The next presentation in the series of free online CIDER sessions features a presentation and discussion with Marguerite Koole, Athabasca University and Dr. Gale...

Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2011)

The latest edition of the (Canadian) Journal of Distance Education is now out. This is a somewhat slim edition, with just six articles, one of...

CJLT special issue on knowledge building

The latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology focuses on knowledge building, a critical component of online discussions. From the editorial by...

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.