Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Learning theories and online learning

Figure 3.3. Adults learning in groups in a constructivist manner - and assisted by technology Introduction Chapter 3 of my open textbook on 'Teaching in a...

The nature of knowledge and the implications for teaching

Teaching in a Digital Age I've now just published Chapter 2 of my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. Chapter 1 looks at the fundamental changes...

Does distance education socialize students? A study from Québec

Loisier, J. (2014) Socialisation des Etudiants en FAD au Canada Francophone Montréal QC: REFAD REFAD (the Canadian francophone distance education network) has published a very...

How problem-based learning can help develop innovation skills

Hoidn, S. and Kärkkäinen, K. (2014) Promoting Skills for Innovation in Higher Education A Literature Review on the Effectiveness of Problem-based Learning and of Teaching Behaviours...

No. 4 aha moment: Computers for communication, not as teaching machines

This is the fourth in a series of posts about the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational technology, where I...

My seven ‘a-ha’ moments in the history of educational technology

A good question I get asked a lot of questions about online learning, educational technology and distance education, but recently I was asked one that...

Special edition of Open Praxis: Openness in Higher Education

 Visualisation of the History of Openness in Education © Peters and Deimann, 2013 Openness in Higher Education (2103) Open Praxis, Vol. 5, No. 1 What is Open...

What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs

  TED Talks: Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera, describes some of the key features...

Infographic on Google and memory

© online colleges: first published September 19, 2011 With the permission of onlinecolleges, I will be running a series of their infographics related to online learning. Today's...

Online Learning and Personal Change: the Movie

Vancouver Community College organized a stimulating faculty development workshop in April called 'Technology Trends and the Courage to Adapt', about the challenge technology presents...

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.