Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of social media

Social media are still in a very volatile state of development, and many faculty worry about the negative aspects of students who are continually...

A ‘starter’ bibliography on MOOCs

For the increasing number of students doing Masters' dissertations or Ph.D's on MOOCs I have collected together for convenience all the references made in...

Why MOOCs are only part of the answer for higher education

OK, except for the next post, which will be a list of publications on MOOCs for graduate students studying the topic, and a scenario for...

The strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part 2: learning and assessment

The writing of my book, Teaching in a Digital Age, has been interrupted for nearly two weeks by my trip to England for the...

The strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part I

How many times has an author cried: 'Oh, God, I wish I'd never started on this!'? Well, I wanted to have a short section...

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...

Comparing xMOOCs and cMOOCs: philosophy and practice

The story so far For my open textbook Teaching in a Digital Age, I am writing a chapter on different design models for teaching and learning....

More on MOOCs, communities of practice, and artificial intelligence

Sometimes blogging can be a lonely activity, sending an arrow into the air to land I know not where. But sometimes I am privileged to...

The role of communities of practice in a digital age

The story so far I have published the first five chapters of my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age'.  I am now working on Chapter...

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...

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.