Thursday, February 21, 2019

Why lectures are dead (or soon will be)

As part of my open textbook on Teaching in a Digital Age, I am working my way through theories of learning and methods of...

The nature of knowledge and the implications for teaching

Teaching in a Digital Age I've now just published Chapter 2 of my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. Chapter 1 looks at the fundamental changes...

Are universities teaching the skills needed in a knowledge-based economy?

I've been on holiday the last two and a half weeks, but also doing some writing for my open textbook on teaching in a...

How problem-based learning can help develop innovation skills

Hoidn, S. and Kärkkäinen, K. (2014) Promoting Skills for Innovation in Higher Education A Literature Review on the Effectiveness of Problem-based Learning and of Teaching Behaviours...

Producing ‘innovative’ graduates and how online learning can help

Avvisati, F., Jacotin, G., and Vincent-Lacrin, S. (2013) Educating Higher Education Students for Innovative Economies: What International Data Tells Us, Tuning Journal for Higher...

MOOCs, Norway, and the ecology of digital learning

© Ron Niebrugge, 2013 MOOCs are just one species in the online digital forest - and a big and clumsy oneEarlier this week I...

Improving productivity in online learning: can we scale ‘the learning that matters most’?

The story so far This is a continuation of the discussion on whether online learning can increase educational ‘productivity.’ Previous posts in this series include: Technology,...

Alternative ways to improve productivity through online learner-content interaction

In this post, I attempt to examine what Sanjay Sharma of MIT calls 'the magic of the campus', how at least some of this...

Conference on science education at Western University

I was at the Western Conference on Science Education on July 10-11. I gave a a public lecture on designing teaching for 21st century...

MIT, learning technologies, and developing countries: lessons in technology transfer

  This week I spent three days at the MIT LINC (Learning International Networks Consortium) conference in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the theme: 'Realizing the Dream:...

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.