Friday, April 19, 2019

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...

Welcome back and a review of online learning developments in July and August

Here in Canada, tomorrow is the start of a new academic year. I know, because our garbage cans are full and the back lane...

A MOOC platform open to all?

Empson, R. (2013) edX Merges With Stanford’s Class2Go To Build An Open-Source Online Learning Platform Tech Crunch, April 3 Empson, R. (2012) Class2Go: Stanford’s New...

No. 8 aha moment: web 2.0 will change everything in online learning

This is the ninth (and last) in a series of posts about the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational technology,...

Special edition of Open Praxis: Openness in Higher Education

 Visualisation of the History of Openness in Education © Peters and Deimann, 2013 Openness in Higher Education (2103) Open Praxis, Vol. 5, No. 1 What is Open...

An archive of alI I know about online learning

At the recent COHERE conference I delivered two keynotes: Meeting the challenge of technology: are we failing as managers? Designing university teaching to meet the needs...

Research and development in online learning from the Open University of Catalonia

Two weeks ago I visited two open universities (the UK OU and the Open University of Catalonia) and a research lab of the Institute...

Is prior learning assessment coming of age?

Fain, P. (2012) New momentum of an old idea Inside Higher Education, November 12 This excellent article discusses new developments in prior learning assessment: 'The...

COHERE conference on blended learning

I was privileged to be the key speaker at a conference organized by Canada's Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research (COHERE) and the...

Innovation in teaching in Ontario universities

  Council of Ontario Universities (2012) Beyond the sage on the stage: innovative and effective teaching and learning in Ontario universities Toronto ON: COU This document...

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.