Wednesday, August 5, 2020

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

 Taking the long view Doug Saunders in the Globe and Mail on  January 4 wrote an interesting piece on prediction, entitled: "Gadgets alone don't make...

Discussing design models for hybrid/blended learning and the impact on the campus

 A couple of weeks ago I had an interesting meeting with about 25 instructional designers from UBC, where we discussed design models for hybrid...

No. 6 aha moment: the convergence of online learning (from the periphery to the...

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

Throttling access to online learning

Lennett, B. and Kehl, D. (2103) Capping the Nation's Broadband Future Washington DC: New America Foundation Lennett, B. and Kehl, D. (2013) Data Caps Could...

No. 3 aha moment: asynchronous is (generally) better than synchronous teaching

In an earlier post, I listed the seven ‘aha’ moments that have been the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational...

Grants for research on blended learning – from a lecture capture company

Nagel, D. (2013) Grants support research into blended, distance learning Campus Technology, January 7 Echo360, a vendor of a range of educational technology, including lecture...

Outlook for online learning in 2013: online learning comes of age

FunTab Class 9.1 Android ICS Tablet: will 2013 be the year of the tablet? In a previous post, I talked about the difficulties in making...

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...

An archive of alI I know about online learning

At the recent COHERE conference I delivered two keynotes: Meeting the challenge of technology: are we failing as managers? Designing university teaching to meet the needs...

My summer paranoia: computers will replace teachers in higher education

I had a strange dream last night. I was in discussion with an editor from a publishing company about the draft of a new...

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.