Thursday, March 21, 2019

Leadership in open and distance education universities

 The conference For 20 years, the Standing Committee of Presidents (SCOP) of the members of the International Council of Distance Education (ICDE) has provided a...

Improving productivity in online learning: can we scale ‘the learning that matters most’?

The story so far This is a continuation of the discussion on whether online learning can increase educational ‘productivity.’ Previous posts in this series include: Technology,...

“Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”: a retrospective of my work

Brindley. J. and Paul, R. (2013) Understanding the building blocks of online learning: Through the writings and research of pre-eminent online learning expert, Dr. Tony...

Alternative ways to improve productivity through online learner-content interaction

In this post, I attempt to examine what Sanjay Sharma of MIT calls 'the magic of the campus', how at least some of this...

Welcome back and a review of online learning developments in July and August

Here in Canada, tomorrow is the start of a new academic year. I know, because our garbage cans are full and the back lane...

Tom Carey’s reflections on the HEQCO report on online learning and productivity: 2 –...

Carey, T., & Trick, D. (2013). How Online Learning Affects Productivity, Cost and Quality in Higher Education: An Environmental Scan and Review of the...

What happened in online learning in the summer? – 3

An Ontario online university? I have a strict rule when reporting news to make sure it's based on published secondary sources - in other words,...

The role of information sciences in online learning: a review of IRRODL, Vol. 13,...

An overview of the papers IRRODL (the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning) has once again produced a fascinating themed edition, this...

Distance Education journal: November 2012 edition

Volume 33, No. 3 of Distance Education does not have a particular theme. But all the articles in one way or another discuss critical factors...

Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Well, 2012 was certainly the year of the MOOC. Audrey Watters provides a comprehensive overview of what happened with MOOCs in 2012, so I...

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.