Monday, November 11, 2019

What students learned from an MIT physics MOOC

Colvin, K. et al. (2014) Learning an Introductory Physics MOOC: All Cohorts Learn Equally, Including On-Campus Class, IRRODL, Vol. 15, No. 4 Why this paper? I...

Review of ‘Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda.’

Zawacki-Richter, O. and Anderson, T. (eds.) (2014) Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda Athabasca AB: AU Press, pp. 508 It is somewhat daunting to review...

What UBC has learned about doing MOOCs

Engle, W. (2104) UBC MOOC Pilot: Design and Delivery Vancouver BC: University of British Columbia The University of British Columbia, a premier public research university...

Is the ADDIE model appropriate for teaching 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...

Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

The August 2014 edition of the Australian-based journal, Distance Education (Vol.35, No. 2.), is devoted to new research on MOOCs. There is a guest editor,...

The success or otherwise of online students in the California Community College system

  Johnson, H. and Mejia, M. (2014) Online learning and student outcomes in California's community colleges San Francisco CA: Public Policy Institute of California, 20...

A balanced research report on the hopes and realities of MOOCs

Hollands, F. and Tirthali, D. (2014) MOOCs: Expectations and Reality New York: Columbia University Teachers' College, Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, 211 pp We...

Research from the Michigan Virtual University on a connectivist MOOC

  Ferdig, R. et al. (2014) Findings and reflections from the 'K-12 Teaching in the 21st Century' MOOC Lansing MI: Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute We...

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...

Tracking online learning in the USA – and Ontario

 Allen, I. and Seaman, J. (2014) Grade Change: Tracking Online Learning in the United States Wellesley MA: Babson College/Sloan Foundation This is the eleventh annual report...

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.