Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The future of instructional design – or my heart belongs to ADDIE

On Sunday, I attended a very interesting meeting of about 50 instructional designers (what is a good collective noun for instructional designers?) from across...

Preliminary book review: An Introduction to Distance Education

Cleveland-Innes, M. and Garrison, R. (eds.) 2010 An Introduction to Distance Education: Understanding Teaching and Learning in a New Era New York/Abingdon UK: Routledge This...

An African perspective on the Tapscott and Williams article on University Reform

My review of the Tapscott and Williams article prompted this response from Ms Mandi Maodzwa-Taruvinga who is teaching in the School of Education, the...

Is your institution considering mobile learning?

Brimah, T. and Fusch, D. (2010) Considering mobile learning for your institution Academic Impressions Higher Ed Impact: Weekly Analysis January 28 This article, basically an...

Reigning in costs with online learning

Bassis, M. (2009) Reigning in college costs Businessweek, December 21 This is a useful article, from the President of Westminster College, Salt Lake City, to...

Managing curriculum change

JISC (2009) Managing curriculum change Bristol UK: JISC Another interesting publication from the UK's Joint Information Steering Committee . This is a short (6 page) well-illustrated...

The learners' experience of e-learning

From 'Key messages' in the JISC Responding to Learners Pack JISC (2009) Responding to Learners Pack Bristol, UK: Joint Information Systems Committee. From the JISC site: JISC...

Just damned good teaching

Kolowich, S. (2009) Professors of the Year Inside Higher Education, November 19 This article has nothing to do with e-learning, but it does discuss effective...

Are learning management systems doomed?

As usual, George Siemen's blog is being provocative in his November 10, 2009 posting: Futue of learning: LMS or SNS, in which he argues...

Special journal edition on self-directed learning

Over the summer, the Journal of Educational Technology & Society published a special edition (Vol. 12, No. 3) on self-directed learning, guest edited by...

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.