Wednesday, September 18, 2019

My summer paranoia: computers will replace teachers in higher education

I had a strange dream last night. I was in discussion with an editor from a publishing company about the draft of a new...

CVU’s report on the state of online university education in Canada: first heal thyself

Canadian Virtual University (2012) Online University Education in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities Athabasca University AB: Canadian Virtual University. The report was commissioned by the Canadian Federal...

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...

European report on the future of learning

Redecker, C. et al. (2011) The Future of Learning: Preparing for Change Seville Spain: Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, JRC, European Commission What the report...

Book: Managing Technology in Higher Education now available

Bates, A. and Sangrà, A. (2011) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Co. Now out!...

Developing engaging online assessment strategies

Boettcher, J. (2011) Evidence of Learning Online: Assessment Beyond The Paper, Campus Technology, February 23 Online learning offers the opportunity for innovative, more authentic forms...

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...

Book review: Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Christensen Hughes, J. and Mighty, J. (eds.) (2010) Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Montreal QC and Kingston ON: McGill-Queen's...

More on whether technology is changing the way we think

Lamb, G. (2010) Are iPads, smartphones, and the Mobile Web rewiring the way we think? Christian Science Monitor, July 24 In this article, a number...

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.