Monday, January 24, 2022

Can you move classroom courses online quickly and cheaply?

In a previous post, Will lecture capture replace asynchronous distance learning, I wrote: I come from a background where distance education courses are specifically...

Review of book on disasters in teaching online

Smith, C. (2009) Who Let This Disaster in My Classroom? Eugene OR: Resource Publications (http://wipfandstock.com) Subtitled: A Practical Guide for Online Instructors and Some Funny...

Latest issue of IRRODL

Mea culpa, but in the preparations for the holiday season, I let slide by my report on the publication of the latest edition (Vol....

Why '21st century skills' are important educational goals

Downes, S. (2009) An operating system for the mind, Stephen's Blog, September 19 In case you missed it when it first came out (I did...

A miscellany of papers from the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology

The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology's Winter issue, (vol. 35, No. 1) was released in September, 2009. This is now a fully open-access, peer-reviewed,...

So: is e-learning really failing in higher education? An answer

Background This is the last in a series of ten blogs on the topic: 'Is e-learning failing in higher education?' My blogs on this topic...

Distance education in Africa: new edition of IRRODL

IRRODL (2009) Trends and issues in open and distance learning in Africa, Vol. 10, No. 4 Just as I am about to leave for a...

Information-rich and attention-poor

Nicholson, P. (2009) Information-rich and attention-poor Globe and Mail, September 12 In one of Canada's national newspapers, the Globe and Mail, Peter Nicholson, the President...

Does technology use improve learning outcomes?

Reynard, R. (2009) Can We Gauge Technology's Impact on Learning Outcomes? Campus Technology, March 25 A thoughtful essay in a long line that discusses the...

Learning in Communities of Inquiry: A Review of the Literature

Rourke, L. and Kanuka, H. (2009) Learning in Communities of Inquiry: A Review of the Literature Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 23, No. 1 From...

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.