Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Innovation in online teaching in a Mexican university

The University of Guadalajara I spent last week in and around Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco in Mexico. The Universidad de Guadalajara, whose origins go...

CNIE 2015 conference in Winnepeg

What: The CAUCE-CNIE Conference: Beyond Diversity: Learning and Working in an Inclusive World Conference Themes: dialoguing on human rights creating access to education embracing inclusivity. When: May 27-29, 2015 Where: Inn at the...

Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age: key takeaways

I have now completed and published Chapter 11, 'Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age', for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital...

Networking (and novelty) as criteria for media selection

Almost there! This section covers the 'N' in the SECTIONS model for the chapter on media selection for my online open textbook, Teaching in...

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...

My five wishes for online learning in 2015

Predictions, schmedictions. No-one can guess the future but we can at least say what we would like to see. So here are my five...

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...

Is there a Canadian market for American online programs?

Identifying the market I got a phone call last week from an international consultancy company contracted on behalf of a major U.S. state university, wanting...

The World Academy Forum on the Future of Global Higher Education.

I just came back from this conference at the University of California at Berkeley that took place between October 2-3. The World Academy of Art...

MIT, learning technologies, and developing countries: lessons in technology transfer

  This week I spent three days at the MIT LINC (Learning International Networks Consortium) conference in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the theme: 'Realizing the Dream:...

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.