Thursday, February 27, 2020

Productivity and online learning: an summary of the main concepts

This is the first of two final posts in the series on whether online learning can increase educational ‘productivity.’ In this post I discuss...

An explanation of how ACE accredits MOOCs

 Book, P. (2103) ACE as Academic Credit Reviewer–Adjustment, Accommodation, and Acceptance WCET Learn, July 25 Over the next few weeks, WCET will publish a series of...

Innovation, quality and digital resources: the LINQ 2013 conference

No - it's not Anita Ekberg in front of the Trevi fountain - it's Rory McGreal! The LINQ 2013 conference, held in May in Rome,...

Discussing drop-out rates in MOOCs

Rivard, R. (2013) Measuring the MOOC drop-out rate Inside Higher Education, March 8 A good, balanced discussion about how 'success' in MOOCs should be measured,...

MOOCs forcing traditional academics to re-think their teaching

Rivard, R. (2013) Learning how to teach, Inside Higher Education, March 5 This is perhaps the most encouraging item of news about MOOCs so far...

Who benefits from online learning?

Di Xu & Shanna Smith Jaggars (2013) Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences Across Types of Students and Academic Subject Areas New York: Community College...

No. 3 aha moment: asynchronous is (generally) better than synchronous teaching

In an earlier post, I listed the seven ‘aha’ moments that have been the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational...

Outlook for online learning in 2013: online learning comes of age

FunTab Class 9.1 Android ICS Tablet: will 2013 be the year of the tablet? In a previous post, I talked about the difficulties in making...

The role of information sciences in online learning: a review of IRRODL, Vol. 13,...

An overview of the papers IRRODL (the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning) has once again produced a fascinating themed edition, this...

Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Well, 2012 was certainly the year of the MOOC. Audrey Watters provides a comprehensive overview of what happened with MOOCs in 2012, so I...

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.