Thursday, February 21, 2019

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 computing

This is the fourth post on the unique characteristics of different media, for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. This was a fun one...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of video

Figure 9. The Open University on iTunesU This is the third post on the unique characteristics of different media, for my open textbook, Teaching in a...

The strengths and weaknesses of competency-based learning in a digital age

Chapter 5 of my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age', is now published. In Chapter 5, I developed the concept of a learning environment. I...

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...

Developing intellectual and practical skills in 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...

Blogs and wikis in formal higher education: examples of open education

  Raths, D. (2014) An e-portfolio with no limits Campus Technology, March 2 This is an article on a project by the University of Mary Washington,...

Contact North on How to Design an Innovative Course

Anon (2014) How to design an innovative course, Sudbury.Thunder Bay ON: Contact North As reported in Contact North's Online Learning News: There is a lot of pressure...

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

 Taking the long view Doug Saunders in the Globe and Mail on  January 4 wrote an interesting piece on prediction, entitled: "Gadgets alone don't make...

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,...

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.