Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 3. Supporting disadvantaged learners

This is the third post in a series on rethinking the purpose of online learning. In the first post, I discussed Ontario's strategy of...

Is the current use of video a step backwards in online learning?

The use of video There is evidence from the two national surveys of online learning in Canadian post-secondary education that video is increasingly being used...

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 3. Learning management systems

Reasons for using a Learning Management System I pointed out in my previous post that the LMS is a legacy system that can inhibit innovation...

Is Blackboard dying? The latest instalment in LMS wars.

Feldstein, M. (2018) Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share, eLiterate, July 8 Kroner, G. (2018) Sensationalizing LMS Market Share in an Era of Fake News,...

Active learning at the Royal Military College of Canada

The RMC Following my trip to the UK Open University, I visited the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, where I was a keynote speaker...

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...

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.