Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tracking innovations in online learning in Canada

I've not been blogging much recently because, frankly, I've been too busy, and not on the golf course or ski slopes, either. (Yeah, so...

Report on SFU’s experiences of teaching with technology

I always enjoy going to a university or college and seeing how they are using learning technologies. I am always a little surprised and...

Welcome back and what you may have missed in online learning over the summer

I hope you all had a great summer break and have come back fully charged for another always challenging year in teaching. I thought...

Online learning for beginners: 9. How can I do online learning well?

This is the ninth in a series of ten blog posts aimed at those new to online learning or thinking of possibly doing it. The previous...

Online learning for beginners: 4. ‘What kinds of online learning are there?’

This is the fourth of a series of a dozen blog posts aimed at those new to online learning or thinking of possibly doing...

Online learning for beginners: 2. Isn’t online learning worse than face-to-face teaching?

The short answer to this question is: no, online learning is neither inherently worse - nor better - than face-to-face teaching; it all depends on the circumstances. The research...

Book review: Teaching and Learning in Digital Worlds

Gisbert, T. and Bullen, M. (2015) Teaching and Learning in Digital Worlds: Strategies and Issues in Higher Education Tarragona Spain: Publicacions Universitat Rovira i...

Privacy and the use of learning analytics

Warrell, H. (2105) Students under surveillance Financial Times, July 24 Applications of learning analytics This is a thoughtful article in the Financial Times about the pros...

Lessons about researching technology-enhanced instruction

Lopes, V. and Dion, N. (2105) Pitfalls and Potential: Lessons from HEQCO-Funded Research on Technology-Enhanced Instruction Toronto ON: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario Since it's...

Choosing a ‘good’ post-secondary online learning program

I am constantly asked to recommend 'good' online learning programs. This is a difficult question to answer, as it’s impossible for any single person to...

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.