Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Who are your online students?

Clinefelter, D. L., & Aslanian, C. B. (2015). Online college students 2015: Comprehensive data on demands and preferences. Louisville, KY: The Learning House, Inc. The...

10 key takeaways about differences between classroom, blended, online and open learning

Lucky readers: you get a bonus! This is really a brief summary of all of the ten previous posts on this topic, which constitute...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of video

Figure 9. The Open University on iTunesU This is the third post on the unique characteristics of different media, for my open textbook, Teaching in a...

A new way to look at the costs of digital media in education

I said it was going to be fun looking at the costs of digital media in education, but it wasn't. When I came to...

Ease of use as a criterion for technology selection in online learning

I felt myself cringing as I wrote this section for my book on 'Teaching in a Digital Age'. Talk about do what I say...

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...

Why the fuss about MOOCs? Political, social and economic drivers

The end of MOOCs This is the last part of my chapter on MOOCs for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. In...

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...

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...

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.