Friday, October 19, 2018

More advice to students thinking of studying online

One of my most popular blog posts is A student guide to studying online. However, it was written five years ago, so I have...

French version of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now available

The French version of 'Teaching in a Digital Age', L'enseignement a l'ère numerique', is now available from here. I am very grateful to Contact North|Contact Nord...

Building an effective learning environment

I was asked by the Chang School of Continuing Studies at Ryerson University to do a master class on this topic at their ChangSchoolTalks...

Using 2D virtual reality for online role playing

Koechli, L. and Glynn, M. (2014) Diving into Lake Devo: Modes of Representation and Means of Interaction and Reflection in Online Role-Play IRRODL, Vol. 15,...

Another perspective on the personalisation of learning online

I gave a keynote presentation last week at a large educational conference in the Netherlands, ‘Dé Onderwijsdagen’ (Education Days). I was asked to talk about the...

Book review: A History of the Open University

Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

Some (further) thoughts about ‘agile’ learning design

In my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I felt I needed a separate section on agile learning design, to capture some...

EDUCAUSE looks beyond the (current) LMS environment: is it a future we want?

Brown, M, Dehoney, J., Millichap, N. (2015) The Next Generation Digital Learning Environment: A Report on Research EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative What is it about? EDUCAUSE has published...

The implications of ‘open’ for course and program design: towards a paradigm shift

I am usually very cautious not to use the term 'paradigm shift', but I do believe that the term is justified by the implications of...

Key characteristics of learners in a digital age and their influence on the design...

In my previous post, I outlined some key components of learning environments, which will form part of Chapter 5 of my open textbook, 'Teaching...

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.