Friday, May 27, 2022

A Review of Online Learning in 2021

2021: still bad but better In my review for 2020, I wrote 'Goodbye - and don't come back', a reaction to the horrible year caused...

Curriculum design and the teaching of 21st century skills

Rayner, P.J. (2021) Curriculum and program renewal: an introduction Edubytes, November Chadha, D. (2006) A curriculum model for transferable skills development Engineering Education, Vol.1, No....

Book Review: Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development

Jagannathan, S. (ed.) (2021) Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development: How Upskilling, Data Analytics and Educational Technologies Close the Skills Gap Routledge: New York/London,...

12 guiding principles for teaching with technology – still relevant?

Bates, A. (1995) Technology, Open Learning and Distance Education Routledge: New York/London How much has changed in educational technology over the last 30 years? In my...

Do we need a theory for blended learning?

The value of a good theory The psychologist, Kurt Levine, said there is nothing more practical than a good theory. When faced with conflicting facts...

Research showing that virtual learning is less effective than classroom teaching – right?

Cellini, R. S. (2021) How does virtual learning impact students in higher education? Brown Center Chalkboard, Brookings, August 13 Summary of results This blog post is...

Working on a third edition of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age.’

I've now decided to start on a third edition of 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' I began work on the first edition in 2014...

Virtualized or online learning? An explanation – and rationale – from Ryerson University

The Chang School (2021) What's the difference between Online and Virtualized Learning? Toronto: Ryerson University, May 28. In an earlier post, The ‘not normal’ return...

Special Pandemic Issue of the Journal ‘Online Learning’ Part 3: How some instructors changed...

Rutherford, T., Karamarkovich, S.M., Xu, D., Tate, T.P., Sato, B., Baker, R.B., & Warschauer, M.(2021). Profiles of instructor responses to emergency distance learning. Online...

Special Pandemic Issue of the Journal ‘Online Learning’ Part 2: A Pandemic of Busywork

Motz, B.A., Quick, J.D., Wernert, J.A., & Miles, T.A. (2021). A pandemic of busywork: Increased online coursework following the transition to remote instruction is...

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.